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Re: [vox] [fwd] Debian decides to adopt time-based release freezes
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Re: [vox] [fwd] Debian decides to adopt time-based release freezes

That is crazy! Now the 'we release it when it's ready' and other funny
images are no longer .... funny. :(


Check out this somewhat related Debian timeline page someone sent me:


On Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 11:32, Brian Lavender<brian@brie.com> wrote:
> Soon, the Pope will subscribe to Debian!
> On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 08:03:28PM -0700, Bill Kendrick wrote:
>> In case folks hadn't seen this:
>> ----- Forwarded message from Meike Reichle -----
>> Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2009 03:08:02 +0200
>> From: Meike Reichle
>> Subject: [debian-announce] Debian decides to adopt time-based release freezes
>> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> The Debian Project                                 http://www.debian.org/
>> Debian adopts time-based release freezes                 press@debian.org
>> July 29th, 2009                  http://www.debian.org/News/2009/20090729
>> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> Debian decides to adopt time-based release freezes
>> The Debian project has decided to adopt a new policy of time-based
>> development freezes for future releases, on a two-year cycle. Freezes
>> will from now on happen in the December of every odd year, which means
>> that releases will from now on happen sometime in the first half of every
>> even year.  To that effect the next freeze will happen in December 2009,
>> with a release expected in spring 2010. The project chose December as a
>> suitable freeze date since spring releases proved successful for the
>> releases of Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (codenamed "Etch") and Debian GNU/Linux
>> 5.0 ("Lenny").
>> Time-based freezes will allow the Debian Project to blend the
>> predictability of time based releases with its well established policy of
>> feature based releases. The new freeze policy will provide better
>> predictability of releases for users of the Debian distribution, and also
>> allow Debian developers to do better long-term planning.  A two-year
>> release cycle will give more time for disruptive changes, reducing
>> inconveniences caused for users. Having predictable freezes should also
>> reduce overall freeze time.
>> Since Debian's last release happened on Feb. 14th 2009, there will only
>> be approximately a one year period until its next release, Debian
>> GNU/Linux 6.0 (codenamed "Squeeze").  This will be a one-time exception
>> to the two-year policy in order to get into the new time schedule. To
>> accommodate the needs of larger organisations and other users with a long
>> upgrade process, the Debian project commits to provide the possibility to
>> skip the upcoming release and do a skip-upgrade straight from Debian
>> GNU/Linux 5.0 ("Lenny") to Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 (not yet codenamed).
>> Although the next freeze is only a short time away, the Debian project
>> hopes to achieve several prominent goals with it. The most important are
>> multi-arch support, which will improve the installation of 32 bit
>> packages on 64 bit machines, and an optimised boot process for better
>> boot performance and reliability.
>> The new freeze policy was proposed and agreed during the Debian Project's
>> yearly conference, DebConf, which is currently taking place in Caceres,
>> Spain. The idea was well received among the attending project members.
>> About Debian
>> ------------
>> The Debian Project is an association of Free Software developers who
>> volunteer their time and effort in order to produce the completely free
>> operating system Debian GNU/Linux.
>> Contact Information
>> -------------------
>> For further information, please visit the Debian web pages at
>> <http://www.debian.org/>, send mail to <press@debian.org>, or contact the
>> stable release team at <debian-release@lists.debian.org>
>> ----- End forwarded message -----
>> --
>> -bill!
>> Sent from my computer
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