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 * '''Public IRC channel''': {{{#debian-release}}} on irc.debian.org (OFTC)  * '''Public IRC channel''': [[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-release|#debian-release]] on irc.debian.org (OFTC)

Release Team

There are multiple roles in the Debian Release Team: "Release Managers", "Stable Release Managers", "Release Wizards" and "Release Assistants". The people that are currently assigned to one of those roles are listed at the Debian's Organizational Structure page.


  • 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-master.debian.org/queue/p-u-new/COMMENTS on host ftp-master.debian.org
    • /org/ftp-master.debian.org/queue/o-p-u-new/COMMENTS on host ftp-master.debian.org

Interacting with the team

Team documentation

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...)