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Re: Release Date of Woody?

>>"Hamish" == Hamish Moffatt <hamish@debian.org> writes:

 Hamish> On Mon, Dec 18, 2000 at 08:56:22AM +0100, Bas Zoetekouw wrote:
 >> I think not. We will NOT set a release date (as you could have read
 >> in many earlier posts on this list). Woody will be released when it is
 >> finished.

 Hamish> That's not really a good answer.

	Well, that is the answer that has allwaysbeen given for _any_
 debian release. I think I prefer this to M$'s marketing department
 touting a product befire the code is written, really. 

 Hamish> Would you want to work on a project which had no goals and no
 Hamish> schedule?

	Heh. You either have not been working for Debian, or have been
 unaware that we don't have release goals or schedules. It is a zen
 thing. Debian releases when it is time. 

	Additionally, we do have goals, we just don't have release
 goals. Having hard deadlines with a volunteer project is impractical;
 having release goals may unreasonably delay a release; having a hard
 deaqdline would put pressure on us to release a prodct that is not
 ready because of the gbad PR due to missed deadlines. 

	However, if you wish, I hereby proclaim that Debian shall
 release woody before December 31, 2099, or when it is ready,
 whichever comes first.


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