Debian is departing (if ever so slightly) from the historical mantra “It ships when its ready”.

Looks as if Debian has decided time based freeze schedules will help them better manage time. Note they are not adopting time based releases, only the freeze is time based. I personally think this is a good thing. It will still ship when its ready but at least there will be some semblance of a time line for new releases. Thoughts?

Read the announcement here.