Grip is a light grip on Debian Squeeze (the codename of the next Debian release after 5.0 "Lenny"). Small amounts of squeeze, as few functional changes as possible and highest level of functional compatibility with Debian Squeeze. Intended to be primarily a native build environment, including support for building custom packages on an Emdebian installation as well as the ability to mix and match Emdebian and Debian packages with minimal effort. Cross-building support will become available as the changes needed for Emdebian Crush are made within Debian.
Initially, Emdebian Grip packages based on Debian 5.0 "Lenny" are mainly to assist in further developments. Emdebian Grip 1.0 is to be released alongside Debian 5.0 "lenny". The main usable packages will be part of Debian 6.0 "Squeeze".