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RE: September Release?

Well, one thing's for certain.  If we DON'T freeze, we will never
be able to make Linux Demo Day.  Doesn't this seem like a goal
that's worth meeting?  Who's going to want to install slink when
it doesn't have Gnome, KDE, or any of the other "mainstream" features
that most Demo-Day targets will be impressed by?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joseph Carter [mailto:knghtbrd@debian.org]
> Sent: Monday, July 12, 1999 4:34 PM
> To: David Bristel
> Cc: Josip Rodin; Brent Fulgham; Debian-Devel
> Subject: Re: September Release?
> On Mon, Jul 12, 1999 at 04:22:31PM -0700, David Bristel wrote:
> > Doesn't it stand to reason that we COULD freeze today?  A 
> freeze doesn't
> > mean bugs don't get fixed, as we well know.  The conversion of perl
> > modules and such would continue.  Are there really that 
> many "features"
> > which arn't already in potato(even if they are buggy)?  Freeze to me
> > means "feature freeze", as I'm sure it means to most 
> people.  Sure it's
> > still buggy, sure it's not ready for release candidates, but can we
> > freeze today?  Sure.
> Of course we could freeze today.  People would be slightly 
> miffed they had
> no warning, but people would be miffed anyway no matter what 
> is done so
> don't worry about it too much.  That doesn't mean we could make a 1
> September release date that we'd need to in order to have CDs 
> available
> for linux demo day.
> -- 
> Joseph Carter <knghtbrd@debian.org>            Debian 
> GNU/Linux developer
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