|From:||Niels Thykier <niels-AT-thykier.net>|
|To:||Debian Development Annoncements <debian-devel-announce-AT-lists.debian.org>|
|Subject:||RT News - New member, freeze reminder and last Squeeze release|
|Date:||Sat, 5 Jul 2014 09:37:57 +0200 (CEST)|
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA256 Quick index: * New Member <NEW-MEMBER> * Freeze reminder <FREEZE> * Last point release for Squeeze <SQUEEZE> * Automatic transition tracker generation <ATTG> * GCC-4.9 default for Jessie <GCC-DEF> New Member <NEW-MEMBER> ====================== Lucas already updated the delegation[DELEGATION] for this back in May, but we would like to keep this tradition alive. So please give a warm welcome to our newest member, Emilio Pozuelo Monfort (pochu), who joined the Release Team as a Release Assistant. [DELEGATION]: https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2014/05/ms... Freeze reminder <FREEZE> ======================== We are quickly approaching the freeze, which is about ~4 months away! * In two months (5th of Sep), we will close down for transitions! Do not start new transitions after this date. They might result in removals from jessie or reverts in unstable. * In two months (5th of Sep), we will also do the final architecture check. * In three months (5th of Oct), we will slowly start the freeze by increasing the testing migration delay to *10 days*. - Security fixes or severe issues can have that time reduced on request (don't expect us to find these on our own). * In three months (5th of Oct), there will be a final review of the security team's list of unsupportable packages. If you have any outstanding issues or papercuts, you want to have fixed for Jessie, now would be a good time to get them done. We are aiming for a short freeze, so any changes you want to get into the release, should get into Jessie before the start of the freeze. *Remember*: On the 5th of November, the version of your package *in testing* must be in its desired state for Jessie. * Just uploading your package to unstable is *not enough*. You must ensure that it reaches testing before the 5th of November, keeping in mind that the testing migration delay will be 10 days starting October 5th. * If your package has trouble migrating to Jessie, you should contact us before the start of the freeze. * If your package was autoremoved, it has to be back in Jessie before the 5th of November if you want to be sure it is included in the final release. * Uploads to unstable of large changes that do not reach Jessie before the freeze greatly reduce the chance that your package will be part of the release. Last point release for Squeeze <SQUEEZE> ======================================== The Release Team is preparing the last point release of Squeeze, which is planned for the weekend of 19th-20th of July. After this date, the Debian Release Team and the Debian Security Team will no longer issue any updates for Squeeze. For users who wish to stay with Squeeze a bit longer, we recommend that you use and support the Squeeze LTS project. Please keep in mind that Squeeze LTS is only provided for a limited set of architectures (i386 and amd64), and that you need to update your sources.list to use Squeeze LTS. You can read more on migrating to Squeeze LTS in [LTS-USING]. If you are interested in supporting the LTS project, you can help with development/updates[LTS-DEVEL] and/or donations[LTS-DONATIONS]. [LTS-USING]: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS/Using [LTS-DEVEL]: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS/Development [LTS-DONATIONS]: http://www.freexian.com/services/debian-lts.html http://www.freexian.com/services/debian-lts-details.html Automatic transition tracker generation <ATTG> ============================================== We have been extending our prototype tool for automatic detecting of transitions. Now it detects: * Ongoing transitions - I.e. those active in sid. * Almost finished transition - I.e. library has migrated but is waiting for some of its reverse dependencies before the transition is over. * "Planned" transitions - These are guessed from what is uploaded to experimental. This means you can now upload your library to experimental and it will create a tracker for your transition, which will give you an idea of the scope of the transition. Please keep in mind that: * This is /not/ a replacement for the current processes. Contact the release team before starting a transition. - If you are hoping to complete this transition for Jessie, then please file a transition bug against release.debian.org immediately. * The tool cannot detect all types of transitions. It only looks for the most common types. - Transitions it does not detect include: * Removal of package $X (e.g. "python3.3-rm"). * From source to source transitions (e.g. the "tiff3 -> tiff4" migration). - Should yours not be one of those kinds, you will still need to send us a "ben" file for your transition. * The generated ben file by the tool, is simple and makes assumptions. - Verify that the auto-generated file matches your expectations. * While the tool checks experimental, ben only looks in sid. * The tool will only generate /one/ tracker per source package it detects. - It has a reliable but simple algorithm to pick from multiple choices ("ongoing" first). GCC-4.9 default for Jessie <GCC-DEF> ==================================== Matthias Klose announced his intent for GCC-4.9 to be the default compiler for Jessie[GCC-4.9-INTENT]. This change has now been implemented and FTBFS with gcc-4.9 bugs are now RC for Jessie. We are investigating the feasibility of removing gcc-4.6 and gcc-4.7 before Jessie to reduce the maintenance burden. If your package still (build-)depends on gcc-4.6, gnat-4.6 or gcc-4.7, please consider migrating away from them if possible. [GCC-4.9-INTENT]: https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2014/05/msg00563.html [GCC-4.9-BUGS]: https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?users=debia... 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