Re: Skipping the slink freeze and work on Debian 2.2 instead
On Fri, Oct 30, 1998 at 08:15:51AM -0500, Brian White wrote:
> > IMHO, the gap between the freeze and the release should be small.
> > We should freeze when unstable is "stable" enough. The remaining time
> > until the release should be spent in testing, not in fixing more bugs and
> > doing yet more uploads (we should of course do that too).
> It would be nice if this were possible, but it doesn't work in practice.
> There are some many pieces in the system that there is no way that all
> of it will become "stable enough". The only choice remaining (that I can
> see) is to announce the freeze way in advance so people know when its
> coming and can plan for it. However, nobody seems to plan for it, so
> we need to have a long "freeze" period so people can do the fixes they
> should have done a few weeks before.
One thing that would help is if the freeze for libraries was earlier or
more heavily enforced than the freeze for binary packages. Once the
libraries are stabilized getting the release ready becomes much easier.