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    Freeze Official
    Submitted by robster on Tuesday, May 03, 2005 – 21:05
    FreezeThe sarge freeze is now official.

    The expected timeline for the release is as follows:

    3rd May (Today): Freeze time and security support now available for testing
    5-8th May: BSP to bring bug count down from ~85 to ~60/70
    15th May: Debian installer finalised
    27th May: Zarro RC boogs
    30th May: Release

    Now that there is official security support for testing you are very much encouraged to test the upgrade path between woody and sarge and report any issues to the BTS.

    Category: News 25 comments

    Freeze Imminent
    Submitted by robster on Tuesday, May 03, 2005 – 17:54
    FreezeThe release team, in a recent IRC meeting. Have decided that pretty much everything necessary for the complete freeze (base and standard are already frozen) is in place: “We came to the conclusion that the freeze can get into effect as of now. (Except that there was no icecream available, but well – we all have to make sacrifices.)”.

    This follows on from the recent Release Update which contained the excellent news that most of the infrastructure needed for testing-security (one of the key release blockers) is in place. The hope among everyone I’ve spoken to is that this freeze will not last very long, since we are certainly in a very good situation with regards the RC bug count (significantly lower than when woody’s freeze was announced). This is something that should be further improved by the upcoming BSP this weekend.

    Category: News 2 comments

    A Painful Semi-Frozen Woody
    Submitted by pbryan on Thursday, July 04, 2002 – 11:21
    FreezeIf you’re like me, and you enjoyed the relative up-to-dateness yet relative stability of testing, then you’re probably also felt that woody has slowed down so much that the only option for keeping the up-to-dateness was to sacrifice stability and move to sid. If not, this article is may not be interesting to you.
    Category: News 32 comments · read more

    Woody release status update
    Submitted by robot101 on Monday, June 10, 2002 – 17:54
    FreezeAnother message from the release manager, Anthony “aj” Towns, details some changes that have just been made to woody, and sets out the conditions of the deeper freeze. These updates are the last packages from unstable that will be allowed in in. Any security fixes to woody will now be handled by the security team and their new system, and any other problems will be examined by aj on a case-by case basis, and backported fixed packages will be built against testing. This is now a good time to have a good look through woody and the packages you care about, and check that everything is in order and any serious issues are reported and fixed while it’s stll practical. Go forth and test — especially new installs and upgrades from potato.
    Category: News 18 comments

    Aj explains all…
    Submitted by robot101 on Saturday, June 08, 2002 – 20:03
    FreezeThe Release Manager for Woody, Anthony “aj” Towns, posted this message to debian-devel-announce to explain the new security update build system, and the progress of it’s implementation, for anybody interested. For those who have had their head in a bucket for the past 3 months, this system, or rather, the lack of it, has been the major holdup in the Woody release process. The majority of hard work has been done (thanks to the hard work of the oft-maligned FTP masters), and now it needs to be fully implemented and tested, then maybe we can get on with that release thing.
    Category: News 8 comments


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