Re: jessie release goals
On 2013-05-06 14:49, Andreas Beckmann wrote:
> now might be the right time to start a discussion about release goals
> for jessie. Here are some points that come into my mind right now (and
> some were already discussed very recently):
While the ideas themselves are worthwhile, they do not seem to be
"release goal" material at first glance. (Or possibly I am
misunderstanding the "Affect more than just one set of packages" clause
> * multiarch compatible binNMUs
dpkg (and maybe APT) is probably the only tools needing to be changed.
That said, from a RT PoV, "multiarch compatible binNMUs" would be
appreciated so we don't break m-a with each and every transition.
> * discarding maintainer uploaded binary packages [!arch:all]
> * discarding maintainer uploaded binary packages [incl. arch:all]
> * extending binNMUs to allow rebuilding arch:all packages (so it's no
> longer a "binary only" but a sourceful no-change rebuild - the classic
> binNMU should stay of course)
I am guessing this is (mostly) a dak/buildd.d.o side change or so.
> ... looking forward to have PPAs in the future :-)
Please note: a release goal should be:
SMART (Specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, timely)
Affect more than just one set of packages (eg: not just a package
Have an 'advocate', who can track and keep status of progress.