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Re: Bits from the release team and request for discussion


On Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 07:28:58PM +0200, Luk Claes wrote:
> sorry for sending out this mail so late. It should have gone out a bit
> earlier, but the delay allowed us to update our views on the timeline
> based on the feedback we received by the community - see below for
> details.

Was it really necessary to solicit this feedback by putting out a
Press Release, which has been picked up by non-Debian media and even
by corporate entities running Debian?

> For the squeeze release (and future releases), we are considering a
> time-based freeze,

Noted, that this is a consideration.

> Based on feedback of the community on the plan to freeze in December
> 2009 and  the ambituous Release Goals we set for ourselves, we are
> revisiting the decision to freeze December 2009.

Now you are revisiting the decision to freeze time-based. So you first
decided on freezing in December and then considered freezing
time-based? This sounds like backwards. Please explain the rationale
chain that led to these events.

I am kind of missing an explanation for Ubuntu's role in this
mess^wevent. Since Mark Shuttleworth seemed to know about your
consideration (see his recent interview with derstandard.at) well
before the rest of the world including your fellow developers was
informed, I'd like to inquire about these as well. Is it your
intention to sync up with Ubuntu's LTS releases, and why? What
advantages do you expect from this sync, and which disadvantages have
you decided to accept for having Debian stable synced to Ubuntu LTS?


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