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 * 2009-02, on [[http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2009/02/msg00000.html|debian-devel-announce]] - Lenny Release update: deep freeze, planned dates, and remaining bugs
 * 2009-03, on [[http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2009/03/msg00011.html|debian-devel-announce]] - Kicking off Squeeze: initial tidbits from the RMs
 * 2009-07, on [[http://www.debian.org/News/2009/20090729|debian-devel-announce]] - Debian decides to adopt time-based release freezes
 * 2009-07, on [[http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2009/07/msg00001.html|debian-devel-announce]] - Bits from the release team and request for discussion
 * 2009-07, on [[http://www.debian.org/News/2009/20090730|debian-devel-announce]] - Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 "Squeeze" release goals
 * 2009-08, on [[http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2009/08/msg00008.html|debian-devel-announce]] - Bits from the release team: Release goals, schedule, state of the union
 * 2009-10, on [[http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2009/10/msg00002.html|debian-devel-announce]] - Bits from the release team: Planning, request for help
 * 2009-09, on [[http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2009/09/msg00005.html|debian-devel-announce]] - Release Team, BTS, and debian-release@ policy.
 * 2010-02, on [[http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2009/10/msg00000.html|debian-devel-announce]] - Release architectures
 * 2010-02, on [[http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2010/02/msg00009.html|debian-devel-announce]] - Bits from the Stable Release Team
 * 2010-03, on [[http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2010/03/msg00005.html|debian-devel-announce]] - Bits from the Release Team: What should go into squeeze
 * 2010-04, on [[http://blogs.turmzimmer.net/2010/04/04#squeeze-9||debian-planet]] ''(semi-official)'' - RFH: Release Team (aka, how to help)
 * 2010-06, on [[http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2010/06/msg00002.html|debian-devel-announce]] - Bits from the Release Team: current status; where next; scheduling
 * 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
See also the point release (see [[DebianLenny|lenny]], [[DebianEtch|etch]]...)
See [[http://release.debian.org/]].

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.

  • {*}{*}{*}

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

    • Find hints to be added.

More stuff


See http://release.debian.org/.