Re: Incorrect statements in the release announcement, please fix! (was Re: Release announcement for Etch -- help needed by translators)
On Sun, Apr 08, 2007 at 12:53:34PM +0200, Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña wrote:
> Several things:
> - upgrades are not automatically handled by aptitude in this release, there
> are some steps users have to take before going 'dist-upgrade'. They should
> be warned to go to read the Release Notes *before* doing this upgrade
Agreed on that.
> - apt-get is *not* recommended
> - there *is* downtime, a new kernel needs to be installed and that requires
> a reboot
Installing a new kernel doesn't *require* a reboot. Depends on whether you
like your downtime to be scheduled or unscheduled. ;)
> - we should not say "painlessly" here. The upgrade *is* painful for some
> architectures and users have to be extra careful
I dunno, this is a press announcement and compared to what else is out
there, the Debian upgrades are still pretty amazingly painless.
> Maybe I'm biased because of Release Notes editing, but I think that should be
> ammended. I'm not certain if this went to -release first for review by
> Release Managers, but it certainly should have gone to (before asking for
Yes, it did get passed by us first (and yes, you're biased, release notes
and press releases are two very, very different things ;).
Steve Langasek Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer to set it on, and I can move the world.