Freeze: APT, Software Center, and other stuff [Was: Re: Bits from the (chilly) release team]
On Fr, 2010-08-06 at 14:44 +0100, Neil McGovern wrote:
> Current status
> As mentioned in the previous mail, we would freeze when various
> transitions are completed or being handled. We now feel that this stage
> has been reached. This means that we have stopped the automatic
> migration of packages from unstable to testing.
> In other words, Squeeze has frozen. Thanks are due to everyone who has
> helped get us to this point.
> Perhaps that's too subtle:
> _==_ _
> _,(",)|_| *** Frosty says Squeeze is FROZEN. ***
> \/. \-| (He's in Austrailia, as it's winter there -
> __( : )|___ that's what the shovel is for, sandcastles)
> Don't Panic!
> Even though Squeeze has frozen, that doesn't mean it's impossible to get
> your changes into Squeeze.
> Now to explain what, exactly, we mean by "freeze". The freeze upload
> policy of uploading changes in through unstable if possible will be
> continued to apply until the release.
> Packages that are present in unstable today will be automatically
> allowed into testing; this does not mean your package should be in
> testing by now, but only in unstable.
> If your package has a particular change that you feel really, really
> needs to make the release, talk to us and we can discuss it.
A few comments here
APT (keep firstname.lastname@example.org in CC for this)
Will the APT 0.7.26 transition still be started? (mvo reported it in
April, 579795) [and it can fix potential segfaults in python-apt].
I have code for a new python-apt release in bzr, fixing a few bugs;
debian/changelog | 20 ++++++++++++++++++++
doc/source/conf.py | 9 +++++++--
doc/source/library/apt_pkg.rst | 9 +++++++++
python/apt_pkgmodule.cc | 2 ++
python/configuration.cc | 17 ++++++++++++++++-
python/tag.cc | 5 +++++
6 files changed, 59 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
I also want to push the version to 0.7.100 for the Squeeze release, but
this is purely cosmetic (as 0.7.9X were meant as preview releases).
GNOME High-level package management
As usual before a release, app-install-data needs a new upload in order
to integrate the desktop files in the squeeze release; otherwise, some
packages may not be listed in the Software Center or the install
functionality of nautilus.
A new upload is created by downloading the packages in squeeze and
extracting the .desktop files and relevant icons and putting them into
the package (that's why I don't update the package very often, it just
takes a large amount of time).
I could upload a new version in the next days, and probably a second one
after some time, in order to not miss packages which migrated after the
Still needs updates to remove Ubuntu/Canonical specific stuff from the
I guess the ndiswrapper in unstable should be blocked again, the only
additions it contains are broken support for kernel 2.6.35 (I did not
expect the freeze now, so I thought it might be nice to have for users
running newer kernels).
PS: For non APT related things, there is no need to CC email@example.com, only
Julian Andres Klode - Debian Developer, Ubuntu Member
See http://wiki.debian.org/JulianAndresKlode and http://jak-linux.org/.