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Bits from the release team: Planning, request for help

Release planning: Proposing a new freeze date is not easy. Taking into account all of the feedback we have received, both online (by e-mail, IRC) as well as in person, and some challenging release goals we have set for ourselves, we propose freezing in March 2010.

Request for help
As in our previous update, we want to stress that the state
of unstable and testing is not very good. We still have a large number
of Release Critical bugs and problems ensuring the smooth
transition of packages to testing.

To get the number of RC bugs down, we will be more aggressively
removing fringe packages from testing and request your help in
fixing bugs, following the build status of your packages and
organising bug squashing parties (BSPs [0][1][2]).

In order to help ensure the smooth migration to testing of packages
involved in library transitions, we ask you to try to avoid uploading
packages when doing so would disturb an existing transition. Executing
“grep-excuses ” (from the devscripts package) before uploading
can help a lot.

If you are interested in helping or joining the Release Team, please
contact us (in private or public) and we’ll see how to make it work.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

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3 Responses to “Bits from the release team: Planning, request for help” »

  1. Pingback by Bits from the release team: Planning, request for help | Debian … | Just linux! — October 19, 2009 @ 12:26 am

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  2. Comment by Cyrille — October 19, 2009 @ 9:44 am

    Hi Belgian Debian Maintainers,

    Don’t hesitate to contact me if you organise a BSP in Belgium.

    I don’t have much experience in Debian packaging. But I do have experience in compiling,debugging,…



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