Attempted Progress Report: Sarge
* in good shape on i386
* work in progress on hppa, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc
* unlikely to ever have arm, m68k support at this rate
* s390 unknown
* Solution proposed to deal with the problems
* Someone needs to implement it
* basically ready to go into sarge
* ecasound2.2, gem, fftw3 need fixes
* or a few packages will need to be removed
* New kdebase needs to be uploaded
* kdemultimedia 3.1.4 ought to be uploaded
* maintainers need to behave themselves and not upload anything else
* abiword needs work
* planner needs work
* The rest appears to be a matter of rebuilds only
* linux-kernel-headers bugs being fixed quite fast.
* glibc bugs being fixed, not quite as fast
* In good shape.
* In good shape, though I can't tell for sure since
http://people.debian.org/~willy/ is still down
* Mips needs a smooth kernel upgrade path.
* Ready to go in
* Needs #225036 dealt with
* Current packages basically work.
* 4.3 pacakges close to being as good
* Difficult RC bugs remain (all of which existed in woody as well)
* Down to 303 for packages in sarge (19 pending, about 69 patched)
* Mostly on non-key packages
* Many think that sarge will not release soon, and so are starting to talk
about uploading new upstream versions of their packages, rather than
fixing bugs. This is bad.
* As this message shows, sarge is actually approaching release; if the
lm-sensors, KDE, GNOME, and glibc issues were dealt with, sarge could
probably be released for i386 in about two weeks (by removing remaining
* So get your acts together; a big push could get sarge released within
a month or two, no problem.
Nathanael Nerode <neroden at gcc.gnu.org>