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Re: Release update

On Wed, Jul 28, 2004 at 12:33:14AM +0200, Denis Barbier wrote:
> [Christian Perrier]
> > What about allowing l10n-only updates? I'm pretty sure some
> > maintainers have sleeping bugs in the BTS for such packages. I also
> > hope for a few more l10n updates for shadow (which templates appear in
> > the installation process).

> Anthony Towns wrote in
>    http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2004/01/msg00680.html

> ] I guess the alternative would be to setup something like:
> ] 
> ]         Day 1: Cleanup freeze begins. No uploads that aren't approved
> ]                by RM team will make it into the next stable. Uploads
> ]                will be approved that fix security bugs, and translations
> ]                for packages that have been last uploaded less than four
> ]                weeks ago. Other uploads that include important fixes may
> ]                be accepted.
> ]         Day 15: Security freeze only. Uploads will only be accepted that
> ]                fix security issues.
> ]         Day 30: Release
> ] 
> ] This would mean the translation team would have to have someone collating
> ] translations for packages and NMUing them, and that they'd have to be on
> ] the ball enough to have already uploaded translations for things that
> ] haven't changed in the past month, and to finish off everything in a
> ] couple of weeks. It'd have to be NMUs in at least some cases, because
> ] a couple of weeks probably isn't enough time to coordinate with all
> ] maintainers. It'd have to be a couple of weeks, because without britney,
> ] a separate distribution is just too much of a nuisance to maintain. And
> ] it'd have to be limited to packages that have recently been uploaded
> ] to ensure that we don't come across any unknown FTBFS problems due to
> ] changes in the toolchain.

> That sounded quite reasonable, any chance to have such a freeze?

Yes, you can assume that l10n uploads to t-p-u will also be accepted
starting August 1 under the terms described above.  With the split
base/main freeze, the exact intervals will probably vary a little.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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