Re: How long 'till Sarge->Stable?
On Wed, 02 Mar 2005 20:25:20 +0100, Thomas Hood <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 02 Mar 2005 20:00:14 +0100, Jouke Witteveen wrote:
> > Debian does things the Debian way. If you don't like it than there are
> > other Linux distros you can choose.
> Or you can try to change the Debian way.
> > The Release-when ready just is one of the strong points of Debian;
> > it's heavily idealistic and IMO that is the right approach to the use
> > of computers.
> > For the most solid idea I know of when Sarge will be stable, have a look at:
> > http://bugs.debian.org/release-critical/
> > It's this simple: Sarge will be stable when the green line first
> > reaches 0. I guess that would be around July/August.
> It isn't really possible to get the RC bug count down to 0. New bugs are
> reported every day. About half the RC bug reports currently open against
> sarge have been filed in the past two weeks. At some point, when other
> conditions are favorable, the release managers simply choose to accept the
> remaining bugs on the list and mention them in the release notes.
> The RC bug count is not what is currently delaying the release.
> Thomas Hood
Thanks for fixing this bug in self.approachTo(RCbugs).
Ofcourse you can try to change Debian, you're right in saying that. In
the end I keep thinking however that improvements of Debian can only
be made as adjustments to the current system (for instance updating
per architecture) but that is my oppinion.
Wouldn't it be useful to color the space beneith the RCbug-graph
intenser colors showing younger bugs; in other words add close to
infinite different colored lines for RCbugs that have reached a
certain age (a bright red line for the number of bugs newer than 2
weeks, a very light red line for bugs newer than 1 year). This way you
do have an impression of how far Testing is developped towards Stable.