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

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

Postby alleluia20 » 2008-08-04 19:36

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 :-)
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Postby Burnside » 2008-08-04 20:24

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 Maybe a little slower then normal, but I don't remember anything getting noticeably out of date.
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Postby rickh » 2008-08-04 20:43

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.
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Postby Burnside » 2008-08-05 04:08

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

Postby Lavene » 2008-08-05 06:11

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.
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Postby BioTube » 2008-08-05 13:59

The number of bugs doesn't matter - most aren't very complicated to fix.
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Postby rickh » 2008-08-05 14:15

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.
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Postby Lavene » 2008-08-05 15:35

Ok then... a random DD...
But you're right. Maybe they'll pull a "Dunc-tank" again... just to speed things up :P
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Postby rickh » 2008-10-07 15:03

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.
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Postby Telemachus » 2008-10-07 15:08

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
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Postby rickh » 2008-10-07 17:15

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.
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Postby MeanDean » 2008-10-07 17:27

two debian devs get married....

I wonder if the kids will be named Deb and Ian? :roll:
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Postby stoffepojken » 2008-10-07 17:35

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
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Postby Lavene » 2008-10-08 11:06

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*
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Postby Telemachus » 2008-10-08 11:40

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.
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