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Re: Debian decides to adopt time-based release freezes

On Thursday 30 July 2009, Teemu Likonen wrote:
> Debian
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- The completely voluntary nature of the project does not really lend
  itself to hard timelines. If it turns out on the planned date of the
  freeze that there are still major issues open, we need to be flexible
  enough to delay the freeze.

Both the Etch and Lenny releases did clearly show this, and the success of 
both releases (Etch more than Lenny IMO) is largely thanks to flexible 
starts of the incremental freeze stages.

Given Debian's release history it is IMO wishful thinking to expect to be 
able to freeze on a set date. There is simply no way you can direct 
anybody to work on specific issues *now* because the freeze is coming.

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