Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> writes: > On Tue, Aug 11 2009, Gunnar Wolf wrote: >> I basically oppose such a GR, as it is is merely speculative (who >> knows _now_ or at the GR voting time when we will be close to >> achieving our release goals?), and because it is a ruling on a >> technical subject (at least according to some metrics). But if the >> vote were to be held at all, I would add: >> >> 6. The Debian project recognizes the responsible team to take any >> decisions regarding the freeze date and reach to be the Release >> Team, and accepts their best judgement in this regard. > > Perhaps you should look at this less confrontationally. The vote > is a non-binding recommendation, it is an information gathering vote > where people provide feedback to the release team; by voting for the > option that best suits their development plans. While I can't really disagree with this, I don't think a GR will actually provide all the needed information. In a GR, quite a few people will prefer one option over the other for reasons that have nothing to do with the feasibility or quality of a freeze at a given point . I believe answers to a short questionnaire (what will be released when? should it be in squeeze) would help a lot more, and thus I'm currently working with the rest of the release team to send such mails. At this point, I would like to once again apologize for the less than optimal handling of communication between the release team and the rest of the project in the past month.  The last weeks were shaped by discussions that would have been unneeded if we had explained proposals in a better way (and marked them more clearly as proposals) and avoided some (now obvious) mistakes. Marc Footnotes:  As example, people who know that they have a few thousand machines running lenny will probably prefer a later date, so that they don't need to do mass dist-upgrades after just 30 months.  Please note that this statement is not a coordinated release team statement, but an expression of my personal feelings.
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