Re: Xfce plans for the lenny cycle
On jeu, 2007-04-12 at 22:14 +0200, Marc 'HE' Brockschmidt wrote:
> The release team is currently working on a schedule for the lenny
> release cycle. For that, we want to gather some data from the bigger
> software packaging teams in Debian first.
> We would like to know which major upstream versions of Xfce are
> expected to be released in the next 24 months and how much time you
> expect them to need to get stable enough for a Debian stable release.
Xfce releases new major version "when they're ready", so it's not really
easy to synchronise. 4.6 should be out in the next 24 months but it's
not that certain. And for 4.4 the beta/rc cycle took nearly one year
(with etch freeze in the middle), and just finished (so 4.6 is in early
> Our current, very rough plans would mean a release in 18 months with some
> padding in both directions, which would lead to a lenny release around
> October 2008. We expect to shuffle this a bit around to fit everyone's
> needs, so please tell us if this date works for you.
18 months with some freeze before, it's sure we won't go after 4.6, and
maybe it'll even be hard for 4.6, but we'll at least have a stable 4.4.
I'll check with upstream devs if they have some release plans, but I
guess if there's a large beta/rc time before release, I won't let those
packages enter testing.
If 4.6 final isn't out by the beginning of 2008 (say february or march),
I guess lenny will ship with 4.4.