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Re: freetype1 is gone from slink, imagemagick still depends on it



On Fri, Oct 16, 1998 at 08:56:02AM +0200, Michael Meskes wrote:
> Which brings me to a general question. Let's say I maintain software A
> version 1.0 and it has open bugs during freeze. Then shortly after it I
> find time to look at it and find that version 1.4 has been out already
> which among others fixes some of the bugs. Am I allowed to put this into
> frozen?

It is my impression that this would not have been allowed during the
previous code freeze. Brian has made some comments that lead me too believe
he intends to be slightly less strict this time than during the previous
one.

Personally, I think that this question should be answered on a case by case
basis, after deliberation between the maintainer(s) in question and the
release engineer (and perhaps, the general developer community), depending
on factors such as the feasibility of extracting just the desired bug fixes
out of the new code, the amount of changes that aren't related to those
bugfixes, the importance of the package, the (potential) impact on other
packages, how long we're in the freeze etc.

Ray
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