Debian 9 “Stretch”, the latest version of Debian, is about to be released and after a full-freeze on February 5th everyone is trying its best to fix the last bugs that are left.
Upon entering the final phase of development in February the test version was “frozen” so that no more packages could be added or removed without the approval of the release team.
However, Stretch has some bugs left, which need to be resolved until the release date, especially the so called release critical bugs (RC). For this purpose, numerous Debian developers host worldwide meet ups.
These meet ups are a long standing tradition and are lovingly called “Bug Squashing Party”. Despite the cute name, these events usually turn out to be one the most focused, intense and hard working days in the life cycle of a new Debian version. Pressured by the upcoming release date, everyone gets together to get rid of the nasty release critical bugs and focus on unfinished packages.
The Open Source Support Centre employs the likely biggest number of European Debian developers in one place. Therefore credativ GmbH is providing the location and technical infrastructure for everyone who decided to join the Bug Squashing Party.
We hope that this year's meeting is going to be as successful as in the previous years. Developers from all neighbouring countries took part in past events and some even found their future employer.
If you would like to participate, feel free to sign up!
We are looking forward to your visit.
Here is the announcement on the mailing-list:
Here is the entry in the Debian wiki: