As you may already know, we’ve passed responsibility for Wheezy to the
Stable Release Managers; in other words, we’ve released!
As usual, there are too many people who need to be thanked for their
work on getting us to this point to list them all individually, and we’d
be sure to miss some. Nevertheless, we’d like to particularly thank the
installer team, the buildd and ftp teams, the CD team, the press team,
the webmasters, the Release Notes editors, porters and all the package
maintainers and translators who have contributed to making Wheezy a
great release of which we should all be proud.
First point release
As was the case for Squeeze, we anticipate that the first point release
for Wheezy will likely occur in approximately a month’s time. That has
yet to be finalised, but we hope to be able to confirm the plans soon.
Please co-ordinate fixes which you would like to see included in the
point release with the Stable Release Team via a “pu” bug against the
release.debian.org pseudopackage, including a debdiff of the current and
proposed source packages.
The release of Wheezy also means that you can now upload to unstable
those changes you’ve been holding off during the freeze. Please don’t
rush to upload everything all at once, in order to reduce load on the
buildds etc. Automatic testing migration is not yet re-enabled, but
that will happen during the next day or so.
As for Squeeze, we’d ask that you co-ordinate particularly large
transitions or changes; if your plans involve major toolchain changes or
otherwise have the potential to cause problems in unstable for a long
time (e.g. due to FTBFS issues), please talk to us. We know that there
are a large number of changes which have been waiting for the release to
happen and we’re keen not to stand in the way of those but would also
like to avoid a number of larger transitions becoming entangled.
In terms of expected larger changes, the Apache, KDE and GNOME teams
have been staging new upstream releases in experimental. We anticipate
requests for those releases to be moved to unstable soon. The toolchain
maintainers are also planning a move to gcc 4.8.
That’s it for now; it’s time for the celebrations to begin, whether at a
Release Party[PARTY] or otherwise.
Adam, Neil, and your Debian Wheezy Release Team