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Re: Debian Etch Stable.

On Mon, Dec 11, 2006 at 03:13:15PM +0100, Alexis Sukrieh wrote:
> Russ Allbery a ?crit :
> >>Hi, would like to know which day of December will be launched and
> >>version of the Debian Etch Stable.
> >So would we.  :)
> >The only answer we can give you is "when it's ready," which may or may not
> >be in December.
> If I were a troll-feeder, I would say that you can wait peacefully as
> we have paid-release-managers working hard on it.

Well, that's not really accurate in the first place -- Steve's contracted
period's already up, and Andi's has only a few more days left. 

Personally, I'd say that now would be the time for any anti-payment
people to say "we can do this better, and look, we'll prove it", and make
up their own target date for etch, and demonstrate how much energy and
effort can be mustered just by having a good idea and good people and
putting them together to get a goal achieved. It might be that many of
the anti-payment people are actually also just not that interested in
getting the release out (or are even opposed to it), though. And I've
been told they're probably too cynical to try something like the above
anyway, so it's probably unlikely. In the context of an experiment to
find out whether paying people to do Debian work can be useful, it'd
certainly provide some useful information as to whether there are better
alternatives for encouraging contributions and getting things done.


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