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Where are we now? (Was: Bits from the RM)

I was interested how we're doing according to AJ's original timetable,
so had a read and see how we're doing given we've just passed the third
date milestone...

This is given "without comment", that is I'm not trying to start a
flamewar here.

On Tue, 2003-08-19 at 07:49, Anthony Towns wrote:

> 	* August 19th (now)
> 		0-day NMUs (as of the 23rd)
> 		Development versions of packages expecting to include
> 		major changes in sarge uploaded to experimental.
> 		Drop the RC bug list by ~150 bugs to ~700
> 		(via removals and fixes)
> 		Beta testing of debian-installer by adventurous users
> 		(subscribe to debian-boot, and try CVS or the images at
> 		http://people.debian.org/~tfheen/d-i/images/daily/)
> 		Beta testing of upgrades over the network and with sarge
> 		CD images
> 		(available under http://gluck.debian.org/cdimage/ . May
> 		be bootable, depending on your luck. Only for the truly
> 		adventurous)
I think it's fair to say that most of these happened as expected.

> 	* September 1st
> 		0-day NMUs
> 		Last major changes to toolchain packages
Hear that doogie?  Do ya?  Do ya? <grins>

> 		Drop the RC bug list by ~200 bugs to ~500
> 		(via removals and fixes)
(ignoring this for now)

> 		HOWTO use debian-installer to install sarge posted to
> 		-devel-announce (volunteers appreciated)
Ah yes, what a wonderful read that was ... no, wait, this never

> 		Beta testing of installation with sarge CD images by
> 		adventurous users
There are sarge CD images?  gosh.

> 	* September 15th
> 		Drop the RC bug list by ~150 bugs to ~350
> 		(via better accounting, removals and fixes)
(ignoring this again)

> 		Beta testing of the installation (debian-installer, tasksel,
> 		base-config, package installs, CD images, everything)
Is everything even ready for this yet?

> 		debian-installer hackfest at Oldenburg, Germany
> 		Last major changes to major packages uploaded to unstable

> 	* October 1st
> 		Drop the RC bug list by ~150 bugs to ~100
> 		(via removals, fixes and workarounds)
Current RC bug stats:

Total number of release-critical bugs: 679
Number that will disappear after removing packages marked [REMOVE]: 53
Number that have a patch: 94
Number that have a fix prepared and waiting to upload: 29
Number that are being ignored: 15
Number on packages not in testing: 197

So with a bit of math, that sounds like 414 RC bugs left, with 123 that
have either patches (why aren't they applied?) or pending (why aren't
they uploaded?)

We're a HELL of a long way north of the target of 100 RC bugs left!

> 		1st test cycle, public request for comments
Excellent, time for a public test cycle...

> 		Last minute fixes and changes to the installer
Who'd've thought that "make it work on most of the architectures"
counted as a "last minute fix"?

I think it's fair to say that we're not going to reach the following
state within 14 days unless a miracle, or a hell of a lot of work
> 	* October 15th
> 		Drop the RC bug list by ~100 bugs to ~0
> 		(via fixes, workarounds, wishful thinking and ignorance)
> 		Final, last minute, low-risk bug fixes only
> 		Get support for sarge up and running on security.debian.org
> 		2nd test cycle, public request for comments

So "Where are we now?"  Having played with d-i some and kept a watchful
eye on the release-critical list, I guess we're currently at the
"September 15th" dateline which puts us roughly 14 days behind schedule.

Have you ever, ever felt like this?
Had strange things happen?  Are you going round the twist?

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