Re: Release update: freeze progress, closing date for non-RC fixes
On Tue, May 17, 2005 at 04:42:35PM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> According to <http://bugs.debian.org/release-critical/>, the official
> count of release-critical bugs affecting testing is 61. Since security
> bugs are an, er, "renewable resource", and can be fixed out-of-band, we
> can exclude them from our reckoning and get the number at the bottom of
> <http://bts.turmzimmer.net/details.php?ignore=sid&ignsec=on> instead,
> which is 41. This is pretty good progress, but it's still a far cry
> from the estimate of 15 RC bugs that our timeline called for by this
> Wednesday. We fortunately did put a little bit of padding into this
> timeline, but being off on the RC count by a factor of 2-3 is stretching
> things a bit, y'know?
I'm not a big fan of your metric, but if you are using it please note
that at least the following issues make your numbers at the URL you are
referring to  lower than they actually are:
- relevant pseudo-packages are not listed (the "kernel" pseudo-package
alone has 3 RC bugs)
- the exclusion of bugs that are tagged both "sarge" and "sid"
(e.g. #303860) is obviously wrong
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