i usually end up going & apt-pinning experimental onto my usually unstable running machines, as it feels like unstable starts really slowing down, in it's prep to move to test.
release doesn't necessarily have to mean unstable slows down, afaik, but it certainly feels that way to me.
nothing is too problematic about this, all in all it's a pretty great process. and i have this work-around of pinning experimental, so that's fine. it would be cool if we could shrink the freeze window, stay more actively rolling for longer, but i get it, it's fine.
@jauntywunderkind420 @debian Yeah, my sense is that the longer freeze means release-critical bugs get their required fixes. Unlike your use-case, I stick to Debian-stable, and only experiment cautiously (like when testing Mobian on pinephone) so I don't experience any inconvenience by freezes, that I know of.
@Delib @debian @jauntywunderkind420 some Bullseye caveats/pitfalls: https://geeknews.chat/@teqcritic/106592766133088544 /cc @claudiom