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Re: Backporting ikiwiki

Dear Simon,

Thanks for getting back to me on this.

On Sun, Jan 10, 2016 at 01:34:59PM +0000, Simon McVittie wrote:
> The .deb of ikiwiki in testing/unstable is installable on stable, and I
> intend to keep that true (it doesn't contain any compiled code, so there
> are no ABI issues). My own "production" ikiwiki installation uses
> ikiwiki from unstable on an otherwise stable/backports system, and I
> test new ikiwiki versions that way before uploading them to unstable.
> My understanding had been that the backports ftp-masters prefer not to
> have rebuilt software included in backports if the .deb in testing could
> just have been installed on stable without recompilation, which is true
> here.

Okay.  If that's the policy then a backport would indeed be

> If I'm wrong about that policy, I'd prefer to handle the backports
> myself (which wouldn't need sponsorship), to ensure that backports
> doesn't lag behind testing in future. If I do that, I'll test the
> proposed backport on stable/backports at release time, then delay
> uploading it until the new upstable version reaches testing. It would be
> great if there was an upload queue which would do this automatically.

Sounds reasonable.

> You are of course very welcome to participate in ikiwiki
> development/maintenance, which mainly takes place upstream
> (<http://ikiwiki.info/>).

I'm afraid I don't know perl!  Maybe there'll be an opportunity to
contribute something or other in the future though :)


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