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Re: "unblock" vs "freeze exception" usertags [Was: Bits from the nippy Release Team]

On 07/27/2012 11:08 PM, Adam D. Barratt wrote:
> On Fri, 2012-07-27 at 15:42 -0400, Yaroslav Halchenko wrote:
>> On Fri, 27 Jul 2012, Adam D. Barratt wrote:
>>> bug - "reportbug release.debian.org" and selecting the "unblock" option
>>> will set the correct usertags for you.
>> what is the difference between those two user tags and if there is any should I
>> retag freeze-exception ones as unblock?
> I think the original intention was that an unblock request was for a
> package that followed the freeze policy whereas an exception was for
> packages that required, well, an exception.  Hopefully someone who was
> more involved at the time will correct me if I'm mistaken.

Indeed, that was the initial intention. The idea was that less active
members could easily help with unblock requests while freeze exceptions
could need more time to review and to follow afterwards so could be
skipped by release team members who did not have the necessary time to
do them. In practice it has never been used in that way though.

> In terms of those processing the requests for wheezy, the basic answer
> is "absolutely nothing".  Indeed, there's been suggestions of dropping
> the f-e tag.

In practice the same was true for earlier releases.



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