Wheezy release progress (February)

About 5-6 weeks ago, I wrote about the Wheezy release progress, so it is about time for another update.  According to UDD, we are down to 204 RC bugs (down from 249, since my last post).  It is not quite the 2.4 RC bugs per day – actually it is about 1.1 RC bug a day.

Unfortunately, we do not appear to be fixing bugs faster than we are reporting them at the moment.  If you look at Richard Hartmann’s post from last week, then we had 206 RC bugs left.  Even worse, we appear to have regressed between week 7 and 8 of this year (194 to 206).  If you want the Wheezy release to happen soon, please consider helping us by providing bug fixes that comply with the Wheezy freeze policy.

If the pace of RC bug fixes do not pick up, the alternative is that the release team “deals” with the bugs.  Note that “deals” generally falls into one of 2 categories.  Either we defer/ignore the problem for Wheezy[1] or we remove affected packages from Wheezy/testing.  Particularly, if we have to remove packages, they may take reverse dependencies with them as collateral damage.

I do not like these tools anymore than you do.  But if the RC bugs fixes are not coming in, it is the only two tools we have left.

[1] Meaning that at best the bug fix will occur at Wheezy point release… at worst, not at all.

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6 Responses to Wheezy release progress (February)

  1. zathiro says:

    Reblogged this on El Blog de Zathiro and commented:
    Avances de Debian Wheezy

  2. Now it’s back to 193 RC bugs

    • Yes, I suspect because of wheezy-ignore tags. On a slightly brighter node, we “urgented” some of the packages with RC bug fixes (i.e. made them migrate sooner than usual). Assuming no new RC bugs are filed, we could be looking at 170ish in a couple of hours.

  3. Bruno says:

    are you crazy? wheezy never will be released o.O 204 bugs it’s impossible to release in this year!!

  4. djbarney says:

    Don’t let anyone rush you, that’s what I say. As far as I understand Debian its about stability. If people want the latest releases they can always run the next testing release when that gets going. Ubuntu is about having the latest releases, sometimes at the expense of stability and ease of configuration. Debian’s strength is keeping the internal stability of “under the hood” mechanics along with tried and tested approaches to Linux configuration.

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