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call for upgrade testing - debian news?

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Dear -publicity, you have surely already noticed the release update just
sent out by the release team.

I believe the "call for upgrade testing" and the matching "call for
upgrade report triaging" are worth a wider public than d-d-a. In
particular, the first one is suitable material for a call to *users*.

I propose to have a news item sent out with a call for upgrades,
mentioning also how people can help out with triaging. Any volunteer for
giving a first stab at a draft for it? (sorry for not doing one myself
yet, unfortunately I'm a bit on a hurry ATM ...)

Many thanks in advance,

----- Forwarded message from Neil McGovern <neilm@debian.org> -----

Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2010 19:25:42 +0000
From: Neil McGovern <neilm@debian.org>
To: debian-devel-announce@lists.debian.org
Subject: Release Update - Upgrades, deep freeze info, BSPs


It's time for another release update as we move, like a glacier,
inevitably and unstoppingly towards the release.

Release notes and upgrade/installation reports
Help is needed in this area. On one hand:

* since Squeeze is almost in its final form, it is a good time for the
brave to upgrade their systems, and inform of any troubles by filing a
bug against the upgrade-reports package.

* if you have new systems to install, testing of the Debian Installer
would be most welcome. As usual, please report any problems by filing
bugs against the installation-reports package.

On the other hand, we also need help in processing those bug reports,
particularly those filed against upgrade-reports. If you think you could
help with this, please do! Work involves figuring out what went wrong
with the upgrade, filing bug against the involved packages if
appropriate, and/or documenting the issue or workarounds in the Release

We would also like help with letting everyone know what a great release
Squeeze will be, via the New In Squeeze page.


----- End forwarded message -----

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