Re: On cadence and collaboration
Cyril Brulebois wrote:
> Raphael Geissert <firstname.lastname@example.org> (05/08/2009):
>> Like some people said during Debconf: "freezing in December" doesn't
>> necessarily mean freezing the first day or even the first week of
>> December; the 31 is still December, which means there are 30 days to
>> decide many things, if necessary.
> Without having to resort to nitpicking on days, was the “freeze” term
> define anywhere? My main question would be: will it be possible to e.g.
> switch the default compiler right before the freeze and trigger possible
> hundreds of serious FTBFS bugs? Or is some incremental freeze still
> supposed to happen? (Putting -release in Cc to catch their attention.)
If the freeze date is well known in advance the question becomes moot
unless some maintainer wants to work against the freeze AFAICS. Having a
known freeze date is meant to help everyone to be able to plan better
and refrain from doing high impact changes right before the freeze.