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Date: Tue, 2 May 2000 12:35:19 +0200
From: Richard Braakman <dark@xs4all.nl>
To: debian-devel-announce@lists.debian.org
Subject: First Test Cycle starts today

The first official Test Cycle has started today.  It's not entirely my
doing, but such things gather momentum :-)

The next few days will be dedicated to getting test-ready boot-floppies
and CD images.  I will only make changes to frozen that are necessary
for getting those ready.

After that, the distribution will be tested for about 10 days, during
which it will not change at all.  After testing comes an evaluation
period, during which we either release potato as-is, or install any
fixes necessary (which one hopes will be available in Incoming already;
is not, there will be an extra delay), and start a new Test Cycle.

I've made my last run of Incoming this morning.  I'll install no more
packages in frozen until after the Test Cycle.  If you have an upload
that really must go in, then you can try to get me to do it before I
leave work today; that's about four hours from now.

Richard Braakman

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