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Bits from the release team: this critter needs help!


As announced officially, we have now released Debian 9, "Stretch".

There are too many people who should be thanked for their work on getting us to
this point to list them all individually, and we would be sure to miss some.
Nevertheless, we would like to particularly thank the installer team, the
buildd and ftp teams, the CD team, the publicity team, the webmasters, the
Release Notes editors, porters and all the package maintainers and translators
who have contributed to making Stretch a great release of which we should all
be proud.

First point release

As was the case for Jessie, we anticipate that the first point release for
Stretch will likely occur in approximately one month's time.

Please co-ordinate fixes which you would like to see included in the point
release with the Stable Release Team via a "pu" bug against the
release.debian.org pseudopackage, including a debdiff of the current and
proposed source packages. Remember to use reportbug unless you enjoy crafting
the metadata by hand.


The release of Stretch also means that you can now upload to unstable those
changes you've been holding off during the freeze.  Please do not rush to
upload everything all at once, in order to reduce load on the buildds etc.
Automatic testing migration is not yet re-enabled, but that will happen during
the next day or so.

As with stretch, we would ask that you co-ordinate particularly large
transitions or changes; if your plans involve major toolchain changes or
otherwise have the potential to cause problems in unstable for a long time
(e.g. due to FTBFS issues), please talk to us.  We know that there are a large
number of changes which have been waiting for the release to happen and we're
keen not to stand in the way of those but would also like to avoid a number of
larger transitions becoming entangled.

That's it for now; it is time for the celebrations to begin, whether at a
Release Party[1] or otherwise. :-)

1: https://wiki.debian.org/ReleasePartyStretch

For the release team:
Jonathan Wiltshire                                      jmw@debian.org
Debian Developer                         http://people.debian.org/~jmw

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