Bits from the Release Team: What should go into squeeze?

Mike Hommey mh at
Mon Mar 15 07:30:37 UTC 2010

On Sun, Mar 14, 2010 at 09:42:58PM +0100, Philipp Kern wrote:
> Dear fellow developers,
> we all want to get out squeeze as soon as possible.  Currently we are
> still at 400 bugs concerning the next stable release, with 300 of them not
> yet fixed in unstable.
> We would like to know what needs attention, what bugs still need to be
> fixed in your package before squeeze is released, which features or new
> upstream versions you want to see in squeeze which are not ready yet.
> Furthermore we would like to get an overview of the remaining transitions
> that need to be done.
> It would be great if every team on track could send us a short mail to
> debian-release at

Speaking for the pkg-mozilla team, everything is more or less in shape,
except the icedove transition that has not started yet: 3.0.x is
expected to be the one shipped with squeeze, but it's still only in
experimental. In any case, we don't want to ship 2.0.0.x in squeeze.

Iceape is now closely following xulrunner changes on my end, and I expect
xulrunner and iceweasel packages to be in a really releasable shape[1] for
the 3.5.9 upstream release planned for March 30.

The only real blocker is the current set of RC bugs on libnss3, which
should be fixed in 3.12.6, which is actually released upstream, but has
no official tarball ; I'm planning an upload this week (possibly as soon
as today).

It would be preferrable if we could use system libraries for liboggplay
and libsoundfish, but the former would need some patches and the latter
is not even packaged, and unfortunately, the xiph pkg team has not been
very responsive. So, except if the release doesn't happen during the
next 6 months, I don't think it will be possible.


1. They could very well be released as they are now, but I have a few
more stuff I'd like to push in squeeze.

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