How long is expected before debian 10's official release?

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How long is expected before debian 10's official release?

Postby MagicPoulp » 2019-03-19 11:14

The installer has alpha is the name. So it seems it is not released yet.
https://www.debian.org/devel/debian-ins ... ex.en.html

A full freeze was done already.
https://wiki.debian.org/DebianBuster

THought it says the release date is not planned.

Key release dates
[20??-???-??] Release Debian 10 "buster" (not planned yet)

Why is there no date for the release?

Do you think I can use Buster already for serious work? Or should I wait?
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Re: How long is expected before debian 10's official release

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-03-19 11:24

The full freeze started a week ago and it usually lasts about six months.

The precise duration depends on the release-critical bugs that are outstanding:

https://bugs.debian.org/release-critical/

I would advise waiting for the official release if you're using Debian for something important, or maybe even a few months after the release to allow any outstanding serious bugs to be picked up.
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Re: How long is expected before debian 10's official release

Postby sunrat » 2019-03-19 11:24

Patience, young grasshopper. As with every version of Debian ever, it will be released when it is ready.
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Re: How long is expected before debian 10's official release

Postby MagicPoulp » 2019-03-19 12:09

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:The full freeze started a week ago and it usually lasts about six months.

The precise duration depends on the release-critical bugs that are outstanding:

https://bugs.debian.org/release-critical/

I would advise waiting for the official release if you're using Debian for something important, or maybe even a few months after the release to allow any outstanding serious bugs to be picked up.


OK thanks. I will try it anyways since I will be using it as a desktop for basic things, not for a server.

I listed the bugs and none seem critical for what I do. Probably 80% of those packages are not even installed.
https://udd.debian.org/bugs/?release=bu ... ml#results

In the errata of the installer they give a summary of important issues and none affect me.
https://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/errata
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Re: How long is expected before debian 10's official release

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-03-19 12:22

MagicPoulp wrote:I listed the bugs and none seem critical for what I do

Yes but the whole point of the freeze (and indeed the entire testing branch) is to expose new bugs so that they can be fixed.
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Re: How long is expected before debian 10's official release

Postby MagicPoulp » 2019-03-19 15:07

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
MagicPoulp wrote:I listed the bugs and none seem critical for what I do

Yes but the whole point of the freeze (and indeed the entire testing branch) is to expose new bugs so that they can be fixed.


I will be willing to report a bug if I get a new one that is not known yet.
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Re: How long is expected before debian 10's official release

Postby Lysander » 2019-03-20 14:10

MagicPoulp wrote:Why is there no date for the release?

Do you think I can use Buster already for serious work? Or should I wait?


Check the link on my signature: "understanding the Debian release cycle". That should answer your questions.
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Re: How long is expected before debian 10's official release

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