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Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2013 14:11:05 +0200
From: Dag-Erling Smørgrav <>
Subject: Re: Advisory dates

Kurt Seifried <> writes:
> Dag-Erling Smørgrav <> writes:
> > I'm curious as to what kind of policies various distros have in
> > place wrt release dates for advisories.  We (FreeBSD) have a list
> > of dates to avoid, which include major religious holidays, New
> > Year's Day etc., and try to avoid releasing advisories on or
> > immediately before these dates.  [...]
> Ultimately if we start scoring off major holidays we've have no
> release dates left ;)

True, so we have to strike a balance.  The problem is that we've caught
a lot of flak in the past for releasing advisories during or immediately
prior to public holidays.  Maybe our users are more argumentative than
yours :)

Dag-Erling Smørgrav -

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