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    Woody base is frozen
    Contributed by joeyh on Tuesday, December 11 @ 16:02:30 GMT

    Freeze updates
    Without any fanfare, the woody base system was frozen this weekend, right on schedule. The only evidence of the freeze is occasional "Package is frozen, not considering" lines in update_excuses. Next up, in about a month: Standard and tasks freeze.

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  • "Woody base is frozen" | Login/Create Account | 5 comments

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    So when do I need to change my lines back to stable ? (Score: 0, Interesting)
    by Anonymous on Tuesday, December 11 @ 16:15:40 GMT

    Subject sez all

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    don't, change them to woody instead. (Score: 0, Overrated)
    by Anonymous on Tuesday, December 11 @ 16:35:55 GMT

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    Why bother? (Score: 1)
    by Bob_Robertson on Wednesday, December 12 @ 04:37:51 GMT
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    Is there any harm leaving the lines in sources "testing"? Won't the contniual progression of "testing" packages resume once the directories are copied to "stable"?

    Or is "testing" an empty directory upon changing the pointers for "stable" to the "woody" tree?

    I've take the precaution on a remote box that I cannot trust to upgrade, to change the sources list to "potato" instead of "stable", so that when "stable" changes it won't get into a knot updating.


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    Re: Woody base is frozen (Score: 1)
    by simms on Tuesday, December 11 @ 18:37:24 GMT
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    this is great news. but could someone please explain to me what 'not considering' means, exactly?

    and what is the difference between 'standard' and 'tasks'? are window managers like KDE part of 'standard'?

    also, at what stage of the freeze process will the official ISOs become available?



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    Re: Woody base is frozen (Score: 3, Informative)
    by Kamion on Tuesday, December 11 @ 18:47:20 GMT
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    "Not considering" means that the scripts that construct the testing distribution won't even try to include the named version of the named package from unstable in testing. (For the packages they do consider, they might still fail if upgrading the package in testing would break something else in testing.)

    "Standard" is packages with "Priority: standard" in their control record. "Tasks" include any package that will be installed as part of one of the tasks offered by tasksel. Both GNOME and KDE are part of the "desktop environment" task.

    Unofficial woody .isos are available already; see the Debian CD Image web site for a link to them. Release-quality images won't be available until everything has frozen.

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