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DebianPlanet: Interview with Ben Collins, Debian Project Leader

Oct 02, 2001, 13:55 (3 Talkback[s])

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Q: Except for the fact that woody has slipped far behind schedule (as, however, predicted by AJ Towns, the release manager), how do you think it's going?

A: Well, I think it's going well considering we are impementing an entirely new release process with testing. Most developers are used to frozen being a milestone which switches them into release mode. We don't have this right now, so the light at the end of the tunnel is a little dimmer, so to speak. I think it will be a learning process until after Woody hits the CD vendors, and it will obviously take an extra amount of time.

Q: Then there's the issue that always manages to flare up - New Maintainer. It's been 5 months since this last flared up (which involved yours truly). How do you think the process is going, given the recent controversy?

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