Re: How Buster release may affect Unstable?
On Tue, 2 Jul 2019 09:21:59 +0200
> On Mon, Jul 01, 2019 at 11:51:10PM +0200, Matthew Crews wrote:
> > On 7/1/19 10:24 AM, Default User wrote:
> > > Hi.
> > >
> > > Easy question, maybe hard to answer . . .
> > >
> > > Is someone has an existing conventional Unstable setup (nothing
> > > exotic in hardware or software), what if any special actions
> > > should be taken before, during, or after the impending release of
> > > the new Stable?
> > Be ready for Unstable to become...well, unstable again.
> > Right now Unstable is mostly frozen due to the imminent release of
> > Buster. Shortly (immediately?) after Buster is released, Unstable
> > will be unfrozen, and the good 'ol Debian Sid everyone knows and
> > loves will be back.
> Officially, only "testing" gets really frozen, but still unstable
> might be seen as "slush" during that time. Quoting from :
> 6.5.1 What about "testing"? How is it `frozen'?
> When the "testing" distribution is mature enough, the release
> manager starts `freezing' it [...]
> After a while, the "testing" distribution becomes truly `frozen'
> When a "testing" release becomes `frozen', "unstable" tends
> to partially freeze as well. This is because developers are
> reluctant to upload radically new software to unstable
> So expect those "reluctant developers" to go a bit wild after
> the release :-)
They haven't exactly been quiet during the freeze. Tens of megabytes a
day on my workstation, often over 100. But yes, major architecture
changes tend to be kept in the pipeline until after release.