Debian 12 Enters Hard Frost Stage Ahead of Release

Debian 12 Enters Third Stage of Frost As Release Date Approaches

Debian developers have announced the transfer of Debian 12 to the staging stable freeze, marking the beginning of the intense testing phase. The transfer process has completely stopped the transfer of key packages and Autopkgtests from Unstable to Testing, blocking the release of any problems.

This move marks the third stage of frost for Debian 12 – an intermediate stage before full freezing of all packages. The first stage was completed on January 12, which led to the termination of the Transitions, and the second stage began on February 12, with the cessation of the reception of new packets and the closure of the possibility of re-inclusion of previously remote packages.

Debian 12 is expected to be released in the summer of 2023, and the date of the complete freeze has not yet been determined. As of now, of 258 critical errors that block the release, there were 392 a month ago and 637 two months ago.

Stay tuned for more updates on the highly anticipated Debian 12 release.

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