Re: Ubuntu discussion at planet.debian.org
Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> I don't think so. Dinstall would reject any new upstream release.
>> Approvals would only apply to t-p-u just like it is done currently.
> Umm. So no new debian native packages? Even though those are
Debian native packages are someway a special case.
> the ones we can best control? Also, this is a half-hearted
> solution. There is often a poor correlation between bugs and new
> upstream releases (in other words, I have screwed up packages in the
> past with my debian revision uploads far worse than any new upstream
At least, stabilizing upstream releases would be an improvement, it
is called "feature freeze".
Of course, you can always find a way to screw new debian revision.
> I still think you should look into testing-frozen and
> candidate distributions, locking down testing-frozen, and working
> towards improving candidate -- and that way, it is less intrusive,
> we'll not have to scrap the current mechanism, and we can compare
> both methods all at the same time.
IIRC, Raphaël Hertzog already made such proposal in his DPL platform
two years ago. Are you refering to this? I recall he has been utterly
pissed of by the RM at that moment.
> But that involves getting down, rolling up your sleeves, and
> doing _work_ -- rather than convincing other people to do it your
> way. The former is more likely to succeed.