Re: debian mate
On 20.11.2012 22:27, Russ Allbery wrote:
Michael Schmitt <email@example.com> writes:
That may be common thinking, agreed. But I am that extremely worried
about the current upgrade solution in wheezy, sorry... I think
should try to get it in.
We are way, way too late in the release process for something that
With all relevant hats on, very much agreed.
And freeze means "not released yet" last I checked.
It means "working to get what we have in to a state that we can / are
happy to release". The day before a planned release fits your "not
released yet" definition; I assume you wouldn't suggest making such
significant changes at that point. To reiterate, the day of the freeze
was already too late.
As Debian gets larger and larger, we're going to have to get more and
strict about this policy. Every project thinks their needs are
particularly important, but down that path lies never releasing at
If it needs to be in the next stable, it needs to be in before the
release, period. Anything else that isn't a bug fix to an existing
package will not be included, and the bar to override that default
to be quite high.