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Re: Deficiencies in Debian

On Sun, Sep 12, 1999 at 09:45:39PM -0500, Chris Lawrence wrote:
> We have a freeze date (Nov 1), but we
> apparently don't have anything we're supposed to accomplish in the
> next seven weeks.

This is not true.  From the message which set that date

    If the necessary projects are completed before that date, we can
    freeze.  (It will probably not happen exactly on that day).

    What remains to be done:

      - Fix lots of release-critical bugs.  We should be down to a number
        that can reasonably be fixed with NMUs or package removals in
        one week.  I'd like to have a bugfixing team standing by for this.

      - Prepare new bootdisks.  As far as I know there are still problems
        fitting Linux 2.2 and glibc 2.1 on them, and debian-boot needs

      - Create a release plan, detailing the steps from freeze to release.
        I will take the initiative for that this week.

      - Figure out what to do about C++ incompatibilities.  I don't
        think this issue has been raised yet.  Right now it looks
        like potato will be completely incompatible with slink for
        C++ programs.  We can no longer build the slink compatibility
        libraries on potato systems.

I don't think much has been done in any of these points.

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