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Potato revision 2



Hello world,

In the next day or so, Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.org> will be creating
a list of show stoppers for potato revision two. This list will hopefully
be maintained for future revisions, and be treated more or less as the
release critical bug list has been during the freeze [0]. If there's
anything that needs to be done, or that's in the process of being done,
that we should be waiting for for r2 rather than leaving until r3 or
later, please make sure Ben knows about it. r2 will happen ASAP after
that list is emptied.

The more detailed the information you can send the better: "we need
new boot-floppies" is better than "no! we can't release yet", and "I'm
preparing new boot-floppies for i386 to fix bugs 32343 55643 and 76432,
which will be ready in a day; updates for powerpc are also needed (bug
65653) and Daniel Jacobowitz is taking care of that, but I don't know
how long it will take; updates for other architectures aren't urgent"
is better still. Who's doing it, how long it will take, why it's needed,
and why it won't cause new problems would be ideal.

For reference, you can consider the list to currently be:

	Show stoppers for potato r2
	~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
		* Show stopper list needs to be created (Ben Collins)
			(will be done by around (2000/11/21 12:00 UTC)
		* 2.2.18 boot-floppies for i386 (Adam di Carlo)
			(will be done by around (2000/11/22 12:00 UTC)

Note further that r2 is expected to happen fairly soon now (days,
not weeks) [1].

Cheers,
aj

[0] ie, we'll try to make sure there aren't any left; but if there
    are some that don't appear to have any hope of ever being fixed,
    they'll eventually just get ingored.

[1] cf http://lists.debian.org/debian-announce-00/msg00011.html

-- 
Anthony Towns <aj@humbug.org.au> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/>
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                 We believe in: rough consensus and working code.''
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