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=== Stable Release Manager === === Release Managers ===
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 * Philipp Kern (IRC nick '''phil''')  * Neil !McGovern (IRC nick '''Maulkin''')
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=== Release Manager/Assistant ===
 * Adam D. Barratt (IRC nick '''adsb''')
=== Release Assistants ===
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 * Neil !McGovern (IRC nick '''Maulkin''')
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 * Julien Cristau (IRC nick '''jcristau''')
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=== Stable Release Manager ===
 * Adam D. Barratt (IRC nick '''adsb''')
 * Philipp Kern (IRC nick '''phil''')
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 * 2010-08-06, on [[http://lists.debian.org/msgid-search/20100806141310.GA2965@ftbfs.de|debian-announce]] - Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" frozen
 * 2010-08-06, on [[http://lists.debian.org/msgid-search/20100806134418.GC9183@halon.org.uk|debian-devel-announce]] - Bits from the (chilly) release team
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Release Team


  • Website: http://release.debian.org

  • Documentation: http://release.debian.org

  • Unix group: debian-release

  • Services handled by the team:
    • /org/release.debian.org/ on host ftp-master.debian.org
    • /org/ftp.debian.org/queue/p-u-new/COMMENTS on host ftp-master.debian.org
    • /org/ftp.debian.org/queue/o-p-u-new/COMMENTS on host ftp-master.debian.org

Interacting with the team

  • Read the FAQ first: DebianReleaseFAQ

  • Email contact: <debian-release AT lists DOT debian DOT org>

  • Request tracker: release.debian.org pseudo bug (read this announcement)

  • Public IRC channel: #debian-release on irc.debian.org (OFTC)

Team documentation

Usual roles

Release Managers

  • Adam D. Barratt (IRC nick adsb)

  • Neil McGovern (IRC nick Maulkin)

Release Assistants

  • Dann Frazier (IRC nick dannf)

  • Felipe Auguso van de Wiel (IRC nick faw)

  • Jurij Smakov (IRC nick trave11er)

  • Luk Claes (IRC nick luk)

  • Mehdi Dogguy (IRC nick mehdi)

  • Pierre Habouzit (IRC nick MadCoder)

  • Julien Cristau (IRC nick jcristau)

Release Wizard

  • Steve Langasek (IRC nick vorlon)

  • Andreas Barth (IRC nick aba)

  • Marc Brockschmidt (IRC nick HE)

Stable Release Manager

  • Adam D. Barratt (IRC nick adsb)

  • Philipp Kern (IRC nick phil)

Task description

Managing release cycles for testing and stable.

Get involved

  • {*}

    • Have a look at the BTS for bugs that can be closed.

    • Have a look at the mailing list archive for outstanding issues and file them as bugs against release.debian.org

  • {*}{*}

    • Fix an RC bug from this list of RC bugs.

    • Find actions to be taken to have the packages listed on this page migrate to testing and put them in the comments.

  • {*}{*}{*}

    • Help implementing a transition tracker (contact <luk AT debian DOT org>)

    • Fix britney: tpu does not need approval hints anymore in some cases?
    • Fix britney2: see TODO.

    • Find hints to be added.

More stuff


See also the point release (see lenny, etch...)