Re: linux-image 3.15 in backports ?
On 06/30/2014 01:43 PM, Ben Armstrong wrote:
> On 30/06/14 08:05 AM, Florent B wrote:
>> I'm not familiar with Debian's release procedures.
>> I just would like to know how long will it take to get kernel 3.15 in
>> backports for Wheezy ?
>> What I understand is that it is actually in experimental branch.
>> Any idea ?
>> Thank you :)
> There are no hard and fast rules, but in general it involves:
> 1. a 3.15 kernel upload to unstable needs to be made and accepted
> 2. some revisions of the package typically happen as the kinks are
> worked out
> 3. a revision finally migrates to testing
> 4. a backport is made and uploaded some time after that
> You can see the amount of time each step took for prior releases (which
> may or may not be a good predictor of the time it takes for the current
> release, as every release has its own unique challenges) at:
> Look at "news" and the changelogs for bpo releases.
> My ballpark estimate from a quick review of the past couple of releases
> (I am not a Debian kernel dev, and have very little faith that past
> release times are always a good indicator of future release times, so
> take these numbers with a grain of salt! this is strictly based on the
> numbers available on the above page) is that it could take about two
> weeks from the appearance of the final 3.15 (non-pre#) release of a
> kernel in experimental to the unstable upload, then another month for
> subsequent uploads and final migration to testing, and another week
> until the backports upload. So optimistically, about another month and a
> half more. But ultimately, it takes however long it takes, and these
> numbers could be skewed significantly by the particular technical
> challenges of this release, availability of developer time to work on
> the packages, etc.
Nice, Thank you a lot Ben.