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[dark@xs4all.nl: Timeline for potato]

  相信大家已經聽聞, Debian potato 終於要凍結了。(哈!雪藏了的
馬鈴薯真好吃!嘻嘻!)以下是 Debian 2.2 發行版本凍結、最後衝刺的
時間表。請大家在這凍結期間內,多多測試。如果發現 Debian 中文化有什麼
大問題,有什麼「重要」的(中文)軟件包非進 Debian 2.2 不可,或有任何
其他建議,請踴躍提出! ^_^  謝謝!


----- Forwarded message from Richard Braakman <dark@xs4all.nl> -----

Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 00:26:51 +0100
From: Richard Braakman <dark@xs4all.nl>
To: debian-devel-announce@lists.debian.org
Subject: Timeline for potato
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Here is a summary of the plan for releasing potato.  The dates after the
actual freeze are still "soft".  Please speak up if you have problems
with them.

January 2       "No new packages" freeze

January 8-9     Grand Bug Bash Festival

January 15-16   Potato freezes.  Woody is created.  Packages with
                release-critical bugs will be removed from potato
                (and left in woody).

(up to a week)  Potato gets cleaned up somewhat.  The remaining
                release-critical bugs are dealt with, and the effect
                of removing so many packages is evaluated.

(around Jan 22) Start of the first test cycle.  This is the last
                chance for removed packages to get back into potato.

A "Test Cycle" consists of these phases, in order:

  2-3 days      Preparation

                Base disks and CD images are prepared.  No changes are
                made to the archive except the ones that are necessary
                for this.

  10-14 days    Testing

                The distribution is tested.  Fixes are prepared for
                bugs that are found, but no changes at all are made
                to potato during this phase.

                The Testing phase may be cut short by the release manager
                if something is so badly wrong that testing is useless
                until changes are made.

  2-3 days      Evaluation

                The state of potato is evaluated, particularly the bugs
                that were found during the Testing phase.  If the current
                state of the distribution is acceptable, then potato is
                released AS IS, and the Test Cycles end.

                Otherwise, available fixes are installed, and extra time
                will be allocated to fix the remaining bugs, if necessary.
                Then a new Test Cycle starts.

I hope that two Test Cycles will be enough; that will put the release near
the end of February.


Richard Braakman

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