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Re: Future releases of Debian



Matt Zimmerman <mdz@debian.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 23, 2003 at 04:51:44PM +0200, Adrian Bunk wrote:
>> On Wed, Jul 23, 2003 at 10:26:24AM -0400, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
>>> And as I stated above, I think at least half the problem is
>>> determining what needs to be done.  Have you any suggestions?
 
>> If I were release manager, I'd do the following:
>> - start to collect a list of thing that need to be done for Debian 3.1 
>>   or that were "nice to have" (e.g. a port to amd64 would be nice to 
>>   have, but shouldn't delay the beginning of the freeze much) together
>>   with estimated dates when something on this list will be finished
>> - post a plan on how the freeze will work; my old idea was [1] (today
>>   I'd suggest a few details different)

> I'm not convinced that establishing release goals will and deadlines
> speed the release process.  For example, a prominent release goal
> for sarge will be debian-installer, since we cannot release without
> it.  Will telling the d-i developers "you must be finished by
> <arbitrary date>" bring it to completion faster?

Afaict this is not what Adrian was proposing, he was proposing to ask
e.g. the D-I people when *they* thought they would be finished and
to use max(estimated dates of finishing of relase goals) as planned
date for the freeze.
              cu andreas
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