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Re: Future of the linux udebs

On Sun, Feb 17, 2008 at 12:11:26AM +0100, Frederik Schueler wrote:
> Coordination is already needed now, and will be needed even more when
> this change is implemented. 
> If this means waiting with a new upstream kernel version for a week or 
> two until the next beta of d-i is done, we will of course wait, no one
> wants to break d-i development by purpose.

No, but some kernel team uploaders are rather indifferent to the installer
team's needs.

> > Another thihk that I see as a _must_ is that d-i team could nack a
> > kernel upload. This is requred since d-i won't be allowed to diverge
> > from sid kernels anymore (I mean during development) and those
> > migrations would need to be much more coordinated with d-i RM and d-i
> > porters.

> Nobody will insist on uploading a new kernel version if this breaks the 
> release schedule,

I have just seen two members of the kernel team insisting exactly that, that
the d-i beta should not be allowed to block the latest 2.6.24 kernel from
being accepted into testing...

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                    http://www.debian.org/
slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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