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Re: Please help sorting out which sid updates need to make sarge

On Tue, Aug 17, 2004 at 04:56:53PM +0200, Jeroen van Wolffelaar wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 17, 2004 at 09:35:34AM -0400, Daniel Burrows wrote:
> >   I didn't ask "why isn't gimp in testing", I asked "why can't I find
> > gimp on this Web site; maybe it's because gimp isn't in testing yet?"
> > Packages in unstable but not testing should be listed on your web site
> > too, because they might be renames or otherwise have to move into
> > testing.  For instance, it would really, really, really suck if sarge
> > was released without gimp 2.0, so that move should be labelled
> > "important" (not critical since it doesn't break the release), but
> > no-one can add that tag if gimp is invisible.
> (See also my reply to your original mail)
> Although the 'gimp' package was in sid since 2003-07-21, it was never
> part of sarge. Today, on about the last day normal uploads can make it
> to sarge, is a bit late to worry about gimp making it into sarge, isn't
> it?
> Since gimp 2.x was uploaded, the maintainer left only on two occasions a
> gap of more than 10 days between uploads to let the package proceed to
> sarge, one was 11 days long, and the other had a failed s390 build.
> Anyway, indeed this script doesn't track package renames. Please mail to
> debian-release to convince the RM's to keep an eye on gimp, I cannot
> speak for them, so I don't know whether they will care.

We care, or at least I do; and I don't think it's too late.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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