Re: Debian decides to adopt time-based release freezes
On Thursday 30 July 2009, Teemu Likonen wrote:
- 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.