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Re: bits from the release team

Sven Luther <sven.luther@wanadoo.fr> wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 03, 2006 at 09:24:19PM +0100, Andreas Barth wrote:
>> N-117  = Mon 30 Jul 06: freeze essential toolchain, kernels
> Why do you put the kernel together with the essential toolchain freeze, it
> should be together with the rest of base, i believe.
>> N-110  = Mon  7 Aug 06: freeze base, non-essential toolchain (including
>>                         e.g. cdbs)
>> N-105  = Mon 14 Aug 06: d-i RC [directly after base freeze]
>> N-45   = Wed 18 Oct 06: general freeze [about 2 months after base
>>                         freeze, d-i RC]
>> N      = Mon  4 Dec 06: release [1.5 months for the general freeze]
> We will have a kernel which is outdated by two versions at release time with
> this plan, since there are about 1 kernel upstream release every 2 month.
> So, we will be asking the question about the upgradability of the kernel later
> during this release process, and i believe that it is not something which
> should be ignored. Already you are considering upgrading the sarge kernel
> which has some trouble booting on a rather non-negligible quantity of
> hardware, so having a two version outdated kernel at release time is not nice.
> Already it should be possible, provided the d-i guys get their act together,
> to have a new d-i .udeb sets within 48 hours or less of a new upstream kernel
> release, altough the image build may take longer, and we hope to get the
> external modules and patches streamlined by then.
> Friendly,
> Sven Luther

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