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Re: Future releases of Debian

On Wed, Jul 23, 2003 at 12:27:59PM -0400, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 23, 2003 at 06:13:39PM +0200, Andreas Metzler wrote:
> > Matt Zimmerman <mdz@debian.org> wrote:
> > > 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.
> My statement was based on the document referenced as footnote [1].

It might be that this old document isn't clear enough.

It's clear, you can't freeze until the installer is reasonable ready, 
and setting an arbitrary date doen't help anyone.

>  - mdz



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