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Re: Please do NOT upload packages with newer versions than in wheezy to squeeze-backports

On Sat, 25 Aug 2012, Harald Dunkel wrote:

> On 08/24/12 14:13, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
> > On Fri, 24 Aug 2012, Dmitrijs Ledkovs wrote:
> > 
> >> Time to open the backports-sloppy pocket?
> > 
> > Not really. Because, how do you know that what you upload
> > to unstable at the moment will migrate to jessie?
> > 
> I think the point is, there is a constant demand for up-to-date
> packages providing upstreams' new features & bug fixes. During
> the freeze only bug fixes are allowed to be integrated, but for
> complex packages it is almost impossible to cut a clear line
> between bug fixes and new features. Zabbix, for example.
> Version changes aren't allowed for Wheezy anymore, Squeeze's
> debian-backports is bound to Wheezy's testing, Jessie's infra-
> structure isn't ready to go yet, so what options do we have?
> IMHO Debian shouldn't freeze completely, but just the Wheezy
> part.
See the thread about sloppy. That is the place to be. And btw. Thorsten is
not talking for the ftpmasters of backports. We are planning to give
exceptions for -sloppy during the freeze (something like: if your package is
exepected to end in jessie, you are allowed to upload).


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