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Re: Impending freeze and boot-floppies

Matt Porter wrote:
> So how does the freeze affect us?  Are we a special case?  I'm concerned
> since I'm spending all my boot-floppies time fixing issues related to the
> new busybox and leaving the two new feature items (task installer and
> ftp/http install) alone for the moment.  I find it difficult to work on
> new features when that damn thing won't even run like it did when we
> released 2.2.1.
> I'll reiterate here that I can't believe the release manager is going to
> freeze with boot-floppies in this state.  I swear I saw Adam say at one
> time that we wouldn't be ready for 2 months, but in another post he says
> "feature complete" in 2 weeks.
> Here's our current working staff:
> Adam - documentation
> Martin S. - test cases, bug fixes.

Ugh, I fear that's me.  Then add i18n.  (being clueless about pointerize)

> Matt P. - dbootstrap bug fixes (half-started task installer, early ftp/http
>                                 install support)
> Erik A. - busybox
> Now who's adding the new features so things are ready in the projected

Err, who is fixing all those bugs still listed in the BTS?

> timeframe?  Nobody.  I think Adam (as our temporary/interim leader) needs
> to express this to the release manager to put off the freeze.  Dec 1st
> would be much better, giving us time to fix dbootstrap into running order,
> add the features that have been agreed upon (task gui, ftp/http inst, and
> dhcp support), and only spend freeze time fixing bugs. 
> Suggestions? Comments? Flames?

Agreed.  *sigh*



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