I read this last week just before slipping into a fever in which I had recurring dreams about the relations of unnameable abstract entities that seemed later to correspond to software components. On recovering from the flu, I was pleased to find that I hadn't imagined that Niels Thykier wrote: > Hi, > > On the Release Team's IRC meeting today we concluded the following: > > * We expect to release Stretch with the LTS release based on Linux 4.10 > * We intend to delay the freeze (all milestone dates) by 2 months to > accommodate the above. > - Note that the expected release date of Linux 4.10 will then fall > between the "new" freeze and the "deep" freeze. Thank you very much for accommodating this request! > * The linux 4.10 release will be entitled to a freeze exception if it > misses "deep freeze" by 5th of Feb. > - This exception only applies to linux. > * We would like to encourage the Linux kernel maintainers to upload > release candidates of Linux 4.10 in sid. > - The sooner we can spot regressions/problems in reverse > dependencies, the better. Given the recent changes in linux packaging made to support easy derivation of source packages such as linux-grsec, it should be easy to upload a temporary linux-4.10 source package in parallel with linux. This would allow rollback from 4.10 to 4.9 simply by changing which version the linux-latest package refers to - no fake version or epoch would be needed to make the 4.9 packages look newer. > This decision is based on assumptions about the current release schedule > of the Linux kernel. Should the expected release date for the LTS > change considerably, we may have to revise the decision. [...] And of course I'll let you know if the kernel release cycle deviates significantly from expected. Ben. -- Ben Hutchings Tomorrow will be cancelled due to lack of interest.
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