The release team receives an extreme amount of unblock requests right now. For the past 22 days, we have been receiving no less than 408 unblock/ageing requests. That is an average of ~18.5/day. In the same period, the release team have closed 350 unblocks requests, averaging 15.9/day.
This number does not account for number of unblocks, we add without a request, when we happen to spot when we look at the list of RC bugs. Nor does it account for unblock requests currently tagged “moreinfo”, of which there are currently 25.
All in all, it has been 3 intensive weeks for the release team. I am truly proud of my fellow team members for keeping up with this for so long! Also a thanks to the non-RT members, who help us by triaging and reviewing the unblock requests! It is much appreciated. 🙂
Random bonus info:
- d (our diffing tool) finally got colordiff support during the Release Sprint last week. Prior to that, we got black’n’white diffs!
- ssh coccia.debian.org -t /srv/release.debian.org/tools/scripts/d
- Though coccia.debian.org do not have colordiff installed right now. I have filed a request to have it installed.
- The release team have about 132 (active) unblock hints deployed right now in our hint files.
 We started receiving some in the 10 days before the freeze as people realised that their uploads would need an unblock to make it into Jessie.