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Re: Finding a tentative bullseye release date


Paul Gevers <elbrus@debian.org> (2021-04-09):
> The Release Team believes that the state of bullseye is pretty good.
> Yes, there are some blocking bugs [1] and d-i and shim still need some
> love, but the state is much better than we remembered from the same
> time in buster.

As already explained, trying to release in April/May wasn't quite
anticipated, and there's still ground to cover on the d-i side.

> Last time in the buster release cycle, it took quite a while to pick a
> release date once it was clear that buster could get released. As we
> believe that shorter freeze period are better for the spirit of
> contributors to Debian, we'd like to avoid such an unnecessary delay
> again, and we'd want to pick a tentative release date. We call it
> tentative, because it would be the date where we do the bullseye
> release assuming that the identified issues are resolved by then and
> that we don't find new blocking issues between now and two weeks
> before that proposed date. So, the date would not be the set-in-stone
> release date, but obviously it would become more solid as we get near
> it.
> We propose to aim for a release date in May. Would either of the
> following work for you and do you have any preference?
> - May  1
> - May  8
> - May 15
> - May 22
> - May 29

As it stands, the later the better.

Cyril Brulebois (kibi@debian.org)            <https://debamax.com/>
D-I release manager -- Release team member -- Freelance Consultant

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