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Re: Bits from the Release Team - Kicking off Wheezy

On 28/04/11 at 12:05 -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> And at the same time, having a non-frozen rolling release available
> during freeze time could easily distract people from working on
> testing/frozen at all, because a shiny rolling release that they and
> some users can use is still available. I am unhappy during the current
> choke point of testing being frozen, but that choke point does serve as
> an incentive for the whole project to work in the same direction: toward
> actually getting a good stable release out.

That's not true. It serves as an incentive for a large number of DDs to
just do something else until the freeze is over and they can start
working on their packages again. (easy to show by looking at the number
of distinct uploaders over time, for example).

> To most users of testing, a 5 month period when it
> doesn't update as much, but is also more constantly usable is mostly
> a draw; that period is when testing has the most new users.

Interesting. Where does that information come from?

- Lucas

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