Re: How to determine the urgency of an upload
On 13-Jan-04, 06:15 (CST), Andreas Metzler <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I do think it would also be perfectly sane to upload something with
> only trivial changes with urgency high, if there is a nice window for
> testing propagation currently, bacause the chances for introducing new
> breakage by trivial changes are small.
Yeah, right. The chances for introducing breakage by trivial changes
is *huge*, because the maintainer tends not to test it sufficiently,
*because* it's trivial. And yes, I've been guilty of this.
A pure text change might be acceptable, but then a pure text change is
unlikely to be significant enough to justify "high".
> E.g. if I had a version that was already waiting 9 days and was not
> inhibited by dependencies currently I would not think it to be
> unreasonable to upload a version that _only_ added three updated
> debconf-translations with urgency high.
You should wait the extra day, let the existing version go into testing,
and then upload the updated translations.
The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
world. -- seen on the net