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Re: woody, boot-floppies, and debian-installer projected readiness



> Randolph Chung <tausq@debian.org> writes:
> > If this is the case for woody as well, then we should find out from
> > ajt when he thinks the installer portion of woody should be
> > feature-frozen.

In an ideal world, boot-floppies / debian-installer (and all of base)
would be the *first* things to freeze. Testing the rest of the system
is much less useful if we can't give people CDs that they can just stick
in and install from.

This not being an ideal world, I don't expect this to work particularly
well for woody, but it's what we should be aiming for.

On Sun, Oct 15, 2000 at 01:48:19PM -0400, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> You're suggesting a similar approach to the Potato freeze, but Anthony
> has told me his plan is have a much shorter freeze cycle.

Well, it's more a hope than a plan. There are two main things that extend
the freeze: getting the install operational across all six architectures,
and getting various release-critical bugs found and fixed. I think we'll
be able to handle the latter somewhat better for woody, but the former
still seems someway off.

> If we're going to use debian-installer for woody, and we want the
> freeze to be much shorter, then you need to go *into* the freeze,
> already having a functioning installation system on all arches
> supported in Potato. 

Exactly.

Cheers,
aj

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