Long Term Support starts in unstable

Roberto C. Sánchez

While Debian LTS is in many respects a distinct effort/project separate from other aspects of the Debian project, it is also true that Long Term Support really begins in unstable. This talk will consider ways in which maintainers of packages can make package maintenance choices in unstable that will result in a better and smoother experience for those who use and maintain packages throughout the five years after the initial Debian release. This talk will also touch on ways in which the LTS maintenance team is prepared to assist maintainers of packages in unstable.