Releezy

Tomorrow morning at around 0900 UTC, a lot of very dedicated people will start working on the actual release of Debian 7.0 (wheezy).

A huge thank you to everyone who worked on getting Debian to this point.

I for one welcome our new penguin overlord!

Housekeeping

These will obviously be the last rc bug stats in this release cycle. I am still unsure what to do with this particular series until the next freeze and feedback would be appreciated. Possible approaches are continuing as is, putting this into its own specific feed, decreasing the frequency to once a month, or to simply stop until jessie is frozen. An ikiwiki poll may be overkill. Or not.

Remaining bugs

As of right now, there are two bugs open:

  • #645713 - "apt" - many squeeze->wheezy upgrades fail with "Could not perform immediate configuration"
  • #706641 - "apt, libgd-text-perl" - apt, libgd-text-perl: fails to upgrade from squeeze: Could not perform immediate configuration on 'libgd-gd2-perl'.

Both relate to weird behaviour by apt when upgrading from squeeze to wheezy. These bugs will not be truly closed, but merely ignored, for wheezy's release. If you happen to encounter the message above, it's best to consult the release notes for possible workarounds.

Stats

The UDD bugs interface currently knows about the following release critical bugs:

  • In Total: 738
    • Affecting wheezy: 2 That's the number we need to get down to zero before the release. They can be split in two big categories:
      • Affecting wheezy and unstable: 2 Those need someone to find a fix, or to finish the work to upload a fix to unstable:
        • 0 bugs are tagged 'patch'. Please help by reviewing the patches, and (if you are a DD) by uploading them.
        • 0 bugs are marked as done, but still affect unstable. This can happen due to missing builds on some architectures, for example. Help investigate!
        • 2 bugs are neither tagged patch, nor marked done. Help make a first step towards resolution!
      • Affecting wheezy only: 0 Those are already fixed in unstable, but the fix still needs to migrate to wheezy. You can help by submitting unblock requests for fixed packages, by investigating why packages do not migrate, or by reviewing submitted unblock requests.
        • 0 bugs are in packages that are unblocked by the release team.
        • 0 bugs are in packages that are not unblocked.

How do we compare to the Squeeze release cycle?

Week Squeeze Wheezy Diff
43 284 (213+71) 468 (332+136) +184 (+119/+65)
44 261 (201+60) 408 (265+143) +147 (+64/+83)
45 261 (205+56) 425 (291+134) +164 (+86/+78)
46 271 (200+71) 401 (258+143) +130 (+58/+72)
47 283 (209+74) 366 (221+145) +83 (+12/+71)
48 256 (177+79) 378 (230+148) +122 (+53/+69)
49 256 (180+76) 360 (216+155) +104 (+36/+79)
50 204 (148+56) 339 (195+144) +135 (+47/+90)
51 178 (124+54) 323 (190+133) +145 (+66/+79)
52 115 (78+37) 289 (190+99) +174 (+112/+62)
1 93 (60+33) 287 (171+116) +194 (+111/+83)
2 82 (46+36) 271 (162+109) +189 (+116/+73)
3 25 (15+10) 249 (165+84) +224 (+150/+74)
4 14 (8+6) 244 (176+68) +230 (+168/+62)
5 2 (0+2) 224 (132+92) +222 (+132/+90)
6 release! 212 (129+83) +212 (+129/+83)
7 release+1 194 (128+66) +194 (+128/+66)
8 release+2 206 (144+62) +206 (+144/+62)
9 release+3 174 (105+69) +174 (+105/+69)
10 release+4 120 (72+48) +120 (+72/+48)
11 release+5 115 (74+41) +115 (+74/+41)
12 release+6 93 (47+46) +93 (+47/+46)
13 release+7 50 (24+26) +50 (+24/+26)
14 release+8 51 (32+19) +51 (+32/+19)
15 release+9 39 (32+7) +39 (+32/+7)
16 release+10 20 (12+8) +20 (+12/+8)
17 release+11 24 (19+5) +24 (+19/+5)
18 release+12 2 (2+0) +2 (+2/+0)

Graphical overview of bug stats thanks to azhag: