On Thursday 27 July 2006 16:19, Andreas Barth wrote: > > What happened during the Sarge release was that we were aiming all > > the time to release ASAP. If you do that, you cannot really relax > > your freeze selectively. > > Well, we're definitly not aiming to release all the time. :) I meant after the base freeze of course. The time from the base freeze (including the kernel) to the actual release was very (too?) long. I am talking about possibly deciding to relax the base freeze for a while if there are major issues that will delay the release anyway. Of course you'd have to be selective and test very carefully. > > Maybe the release team should instead say: "OK, we are not going to > > make the current planned date and looking at the issues it will take > > at least 3 weeks to fix if all goes well; so let's postpone the > > release by 2+ months which will allow us switch to a newer kernel". > > This needs thorough discussion though. > > Well, I think we should discuss that when we are there. I personally > don't mind to release etch with an kernel that already had an security > update on security.debian.org, as I know that we will have an > security-bug-fixed kernel there anyways for the full etch lifecycle, > minus a few days maybe. Security updates are not a problem. We can handle that. I was talking about a possible update to a new upstream kernel minor release.
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