Re: Meeting Minutes from the latest SRM meeting
Martin Zobel-Helas wrote:
> - Time based release:
> We spoke about the idea of a time based release for r4. Anthony and Julien
> think it is a too short time frame, but we should try this experiment, and
> the speak with cd-vendors after r4, so we get better impression. Release
> date of r4 set to ~16th of October.
What do you want to achieve with talking to CD vendors? They'll need
at least half a year between updates so that they can produce cheap
and sell their sets. This collides with the Debian goal to let
updates flow into the stable releases after a not too long time. You
can't achieve both goals.
When you talk to CD vendors, please don't emphasize on r* at all.
These should merely small updates and not a reason to restart
producing CDs/DVDs again. Only when the vendor needs to produce a new
disk set they should use the most recent images from Debian.
> - Point-Releases for oldstable:
> We talked about point releases for oldstable. Martin is willing to do that
> with beginning of etch=stable. Anthony stated that this needs to be
> implemented on dak side, but is straightforward, though. Details of this
> point were skipped for this meeting however.
Finally... That would be great.
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