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What's on about sid during testing's freeze?

PostPosted: 2008-08-04 19:36
by alleluia20
My interpretation from Lenny's freeze announcement is that, although major changes in sid are not forbidden, they are strongly discouraged. On the other hand, someone suggested (second post) that the freeze may last for up to almost a year.

So, will updates in sid be crawling for almost one year? :-( I will not use experimental as a remedy, I am not crazy :-)

PostPosted: 2008-08-04 20:24
by Burnside
During the last freeze Sid chugged along just fine. Maybe a little slower then normal, but I don't remember anything getting noticeably out of date.

PostPosted: 2008-08-04 20:43
by rickh
Maybe a little slower then normal,

That's not how I remember it. Sid dies during the Testing freeze. Both Sarge and Etch's freeze periods represent my occasional dips into Experimental.

PostPosted: 2008-08-05 04:08
by Burnside
rickh wrote:That's not how I remember it. Sid dies during the Testing freeze. Both Sarge and Etch's freeze periods represent my occasional dips into Experimental.


I could be remembering wrong. I wasn't paying real close attention to the differences at the time. I wonder if there's a way to get hard data on this. It's certainly not life or death, but it would be interesting to see just how much unstable and testing diverge during a freeze.

Re: What's on about sid during testing's freeze?

PostPosted: 2008-08-05 06:11
by Lavene
alleluia20 wrote:On the other hand, someone suggested (second post) that the freeze may last for up to almost a year.

I wouldn't worry too much about what some random guy writes in his blog. Stick to the official announcements.

PostPosted: 2008-08-05 13:59
by BioTube
The number of bugs doesn't matter - most aren't very complicated to fix.

PostPosted: 2008-08-05 14:15
by rickh
I wouldn't worry too much about what some random guy writes in his blog.

It wasn't just "some random guy." It was a DD, or at least someone whose blog gets picked up by Debian Planet. Both Sarge and Etch had "things" going on that delayed the release well beyond the stated goals. Maybe that won't happen with Lenny. Maybe the world will live in peace ... My guess, January.

PostPosted: 2008-08-05 15:35
by Lavene
Ok then... a random DD...
But you're right. Maybe they'll pull a "Dunc-tank" again... just to speed things up :P

PostPosted: 2008-10-07 15:03
by rickh
The "random DD," Bastian Venthur, is holding to his June 2009 prediction. I'm holding to my January prediction, as well. Only difference is that mine was pulled pretty much from thin air, and his is supported by a fancy graph.

PostPosted: 2008-10-07 15:08
by Telemachus
Right this moment, the top link at Planet Debian has a somewhat more optimistic spin on the number of bugs. Here's the post: http://blog.schmehl.info/Debian/releasing-lenny-2

PostPosted: 2008-10-07 17:15
by rickh
That guy (Alexander Reichle-Schmehl) is a newlywed. Everything looks good to him. Isn't he also the one in charge of the Debian Project News. That's overdue as well.

PostPosted: 2008-10-07 17:27
by MeanDean
two debian devs get married....

I wonder if the kids will be named Deb and Ian? :roll:

PostPosted: 2008-10-07 17:35
by stoffepojken
MeanDean wrote:two debian devs get married....

I wonder if the kids will be named Deb and Ian? :roll:


That kid gonna be a RDU

PostPosted: 2008-10-08 11:06
by Lavene
MeanDean wrote:two debian devs get married....

I envy her, or him... Imagine, a life partner that can maintain his/ her own Debian system *sigh*

PostPosted: 2008-10-08 11:40
by Telemachus
Lavene wrote:I envy her, or him... Imagine, a life partner that can maintain his/ her own Debian system *sigh*

I don't know. I mean a division of labor is a good thing. I do all the computer work, and that keeps me from dealing with the checkbook. I'm good with that.