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I've decided to set a _conditional_ freeze date for potato:
November 1, 1999.
If the necessary projects are completed before that date, we can freeze.
(It will probably not happen exactly on that day).
What remains to be done:
- Fix lots of release-critical bugs. We should be down to a number
that can reasonably be fixed with NMUs or package removals in one week.
I'd like to have a bugfixing team standing by for this. Volunteers?
- Prepare new bootdisks. As far as I know there are still problems fitting
Linux 2.2 and glibc 2.1 on them, and debian-boot needs help.
- Create a release plan, detailing the steps from freeze to release.
I will take the initiative for that this week.
- Figure out what to do about C++ incompatibilities. I don't think this
issue has been raised yet. Right now it looks like potato will be
completely incompatible with slink for C++ programs. We can no longer
build the slink compatibility libraries on potato systems.
In addition, there must be working powerpc bootdisks if we're going to