Re: Bits from the Release Team - Kicking off Wheezy
On 28/04/11 at 15:04 +0200, Abou Al Montacir wrote:
> On Thu, 2011-04-28 at 13:01 +0200, Mehdi Dogguy wrote:
> > On 28/04/2011 11:48, Simon McVittie wrote:
> > > On Thu, 28 Apr 2011 at 11:29:28 +0200, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> > >> - at freeze time, instead of freezing rolling, we make a snapshot of
> > >> rolling (I call it testing) and this is where we do the work left
> > >> to make it ready for release
> > >
> > > So your "testing" is essentially the pre-2000 "frozen" distribution , and
> > > your "rolling" is basically the current "testing" without the need to freeze?
> > > If that's the case, calling the distributions unstable/testing/frozen/stable
> > > might make everyone less confused :-)
> > >
> > uh… thanks! that's more clear, indeed.
> I find this terminology clearer, backward compatible, so +1
> Giving a new sense to an already used terminology will always cause
> misunderstood especially on large groups like DD and DU.
Isn't it what we are doing when we consider continuing to use the
Instead, if would be much more confortable to use two new terms:
"rolling" and "frozen".
- "rolling" for the rolling release (= current "testing" when Debian is
not in freeze)
- "frozen" for the suite that is created when Debian starts the heavy
stabilization work that leads to a stable release. (= current
"testing" when Debian is in freeze)