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Re: slink is gone, goals for potato?

On Tue, Mar 02, 1999 at 01:17:18PM +0100, Richard Braakman wrote:
> Michael Bramer wrote:
> > I think:
> > If we have release slink und we don't get many bugreports, we make a new
> > round and frozen potato.
> > We have > 300 new packages in potato and many packages have new (higher)
> > version numbers. 
> > 
> > Let release slink, wait 2-6 weeks and make a frozen and a new stable.
> That was the plan for slink itself!  It failed miserably.  If we
> try it again, I suspect we'll just have another release that takes
> just as long, but *without* all the stuff we wanted to add.  And
> then we'll try it again, and in the meantime we'll never get any
> of these goals done.
> I think we should have at least 2 or 3 months to play with potato.

I have no problem with the long play time, _if_ we make a short frozen
If we go this way:
  * announce the starttime of the frozen.
  * mail the 'Release-critical Bugreport' from unstable monthly
  * mail the 'Release-critical Bugreport' from unstable weekly in the 
    last 5 weeks of the unstable potato
  * remove all packages with release-critical Bugs on frozen time (or
    1-2 weeks later) (and replace the package with the last stable version)
  * only bug-fix uploades go in frozen
  * have a nice stable (?)

The 'play'-time and the frozen time must IMHO shorter 4-5 months.  Free
software have a to high speed for a longer release time.

Michael Bramer -- a Debian Linux Developer        http://www.debian.org
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