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Re: Analysis of "Nikki and the Robots" dependencies

Hi Söhnke,

Am Freitag, den 04.11.2011, 15:07 +0100 schrieb Sönke Hahn:
> On 11/01/2011 07:05 PM, Joachim Breitner wrote:
>  > [...]
> > Sönke, is there a particular version you’d prefer us to upload to
> > Debian, instead of just an arbitrary random darcs snapshot? In that
> > case, put it on http://code.joyridelabs.de/tarballs/ and tell us about
> > it.
> Well, I think, we could do a version bump, even if it's only for the 
> debian package. Preferably, the debian version would be the same as one 
> of our releases. My estimate is, that we will do the next minor release 
> this month. Is there some kind of deadline from debian's side?

A minor release this month is fully sufficient, thanks for that.

> I am not that familiar with debian processes, so here are some questions 
> about that:
> 1. Will the package be in unstable first? Or in experimental? Or 
> somewhere else?

It will go to unstable. If it sits there for 10 days without any serious
bug being found it will automatically be moved to testing (if all its
dependencies are there). Then, eventually (ETA: 2nd half next year, but
that is just my rough guess), testing is turned into a new Debian stable

Any new versions go to unstable and subsequently, after 10 days, to
testing, until the freeze (which is expected for June 2012). At that
point, only bugfixes are allowed to enter testing, and need manual

So in summary: The last upload before June 2012 will likely end up in
the next Debian stable release.

> 2. I understand, that in "stable" packages are not updated to newer 
> versions (except for security and stability fixes). As our game is still 
> in development, there will be more or less frequent updates. Are there 
> branches that are more suitable for this situation?

Right, the version that ends up in stable probably won’t see any
updates, so it should either be already usable on its own, e.g. with the
included levels, or not part of a stable release.

There is also a backports repository with the policy that packages from
testing can be built against the stable release. So newer versions could
be uploaded there and hence be available for users of Debian stable.

If this is not possible for some reason, then you (or we) can still
build newer versions of nikki for Debian stable and put them in an
unofficial repository on code.joyride.de or somewhere else.

> Thanks for the efforts, you all put into this. We at joyridelabs are 
> grateful.

Thanks for sharing your creation with the community!


Joachim "nomeata" Breitner
Debian Developer
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