Re: Release Plans (1999-05-10)
> * Working disk sets for all released architectures.
> I don't know much about the plans for the boot-floppies yet. Could
> someone volunteer as a contact person, or tell me the best list to read?
A minimum is two months for this -- if we start now to work on this.
> * glibc 2.1 source compatibility
> A larger task is to ensure that all packages still compile on a glibc
> 2.1 development system. The sparc people may have a list of problem
The packages must work for glibc-2.1 _and_ linux-2.2, this is important.
I think we have more then 100 release-critical bugs, not all such bugs
are marked as critical. I've put my autobuilder logfiles (for bad packages)
on http://master.debian.org/~koptein -- please have a look at it. This
are not all glibc-2.1, linux or dpkg bugs, but mainly.
> The freeze is at least one month away, and possibly a lot more than
> that. I'm not going to set a date until the number of
> release-critical bugs has been reduced considerably.
> Potato Architectures:
> As far as I know it will be the same set as in slink, i.e. i386, m68k,
> sparc, and alpha. If any other architectures want to make a release
> they will have to decide soon.
The biggest showstopper are the boot-floppies -- for all architectures!
Other topics: language support for boot-floppies (and then also cd-images)
and dpkg & dselect (and newer apt-get versions).
mozilla should work for potato