Bits from the Release Team: Debian 10 'buster' is now in the soft freeze
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We're pleased to announce that the freeze for Debian 10 'buster' has now
migrated to the soft freeze stage. On Febuary 12th we slowed all
migration delays to 10 days (even with autopkgtests) and stopped
accepting source packages into testing that are new to testing or got
This mean that package removal from testing is now permanent.
- From now on, only small, targeted fixes are appropriate for
buster. Please do not upload changes to unstable that are unsuitable
for buster, use experimental for that. If in doubt, please talk to us
The next stage of the release is on target. It is:
2019-03-12 Full freeze
Further details of what changes are appropriate during the freeze are
available in the freeze policy .
You can help by fixing release-critical bugs in buster. Upcoming bug
squashing parties have been announced already in several places
including Bonn, Cambridge, Salzburg, Paris, Gothenburg and many
others. For details of a BSP near you, please see the Debian Wiki .
Please take this opportunity to check packages are in their final
shape and stay vigilant for release-critical bugs.
For the release team,
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