Re: freeze exception request: xserver-xorg-video-geode
* Martin-Éric Racine [Sat, 16 Aug 2008 18:02:06 +0300]:
> On 8/16/08, Adeodato Simó <email@example.com> wrote:
> > * Martin-Éric Racine [Sat, 16 Aug 2008 10:21:11 +0300]:
> > > Actually, now is precisely the right time to do this. It had been
> > > requested for a long time, but I had postponed doing this until Lenny
> > > would be close to release, so as to avoid breaking backportability.
> > > Now that Lenny is about to become the stable release, it's no longer
> > > an issue.
> > Sure, you are free to ignore the freeze guidelines if that's your wish,
> > but I'm afraid I'm not unblocking this, see below.
> The guidelines were followed. This change is not intrusive.
Dude, the guidelines say "changes for release goals, if they're not
invasive", not "not invasive changes, for $whatever they are".
> > > Anyhow, it reproduces what the standard XSF scripts do and, yes, very
> > > much needs to be included to enable bin-NMU and automated X server
> > > version bumps.
> > We're not doing more X server version bumps in this release cycle, so
> > the fix above is irrelevant for Lenny and can be done the day after
> > Lenny is released without any inconvenience.
> It's also relevant for bin-NMU, which can be necessary whenever there
> is a security release for X core. That is precisely why this was
Can you please enlighten us as for what scenario would require a binNMU
of xserver-xorg-video-geode in Lenny *that would benefit from this
change*? (Hint: xserver-xorg won't be changed in Lenny in an
incompatible way, so when I say it is not necessary, I'm not pulling it
off because I don't want to approve your change, I'm saying that it is
in fact *not* *needed*. Otherwise I'd approve.)
I'm pretty much done with this discussion; 2.10.1 continues to be ok for
lenny if you drop that change.
Adeodato Simó dato at net.com.org.es
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