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Re: Invite to join the Release Team

(Some comments with my external POV)

On Tue, 23 Mar 2010, Clint Adams wrote:
> If you don't care about Debian 6.0 (codename "squeeze"),
> please skip this release update.

Duh... everybody should care. Skip this.

> Andreas Barth would like to sy that we have recently
> discussed the situation of the release, and it looks
> like we can pull the release off if we all do it
> together. As you know, releasing Debian is a team effort.

You're not a reporter that quotes what other people are saying.
This should be using "we":

“we discussed the release situation and it looks like...“

> eglibc 2.11 is being held up by serious hppa NPTL breakage,
> and if you are interested in all the great new features and
> performance enhancements, you might want to assist the hppa
> porters.  The sooner eglibc 2.11 can get into unstable, the
> sooner any related bugs can be detected.  Lucas Nussbaum has
> done an archive rebuild[2] with eglibc 2.11, and few issues
> were found, but there is no substitute for the thorough
> testing that comes through dogfooding.

Strangely I find that paragraph more effective (in terms of motivating
people) than the rest ;-)

> put into QA and release work, a freeze by the end of May
> is not out of the question.

You must define that date as a target (reaching it should make people
proud of having helped in the process) and not as some sort of

Otherwise, it's fine as a status update IMO.

Raphaël Hertzog

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