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freezing in december and holidays (was: On cadence and collaboration)

also sprach Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> [2009.08.05.1708 +0200]:
>         I do have objections to starting that with a foreshortened
>  release cycle, and while I am neutral about December as a freeze month
>  in general, I suspect  that the the actual date should come after
>  negotiating with major component package maintainers (and upstream),
>  and efforts in house aimed at improving Debian, and, ultimately, other
>  distributions.

Freezing in December means that the first 2-3 weeks after the freeze
will be mostly lost in terms of preparing a release due to holidays.
In my 10+ years of Debian experience, the Christmas time has usually
been the lowest activity time each year.

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