Bug#610656: Drop proposed-updates from "what's new"
The text in the proposed-updates section of whats-new.dbk indicates that
it is not really a new feature for lenny and was included to raise
awareness. If it served that purpose then there's no need to carry it
forward for the squeeze RN; if it didn't then I'm not convinced that
continuing to include it will bring much benefit.
Attached is a patch to remove the section in its entirety; -release
X-D-CCed in case anyone has objections / better ideas.
Author: Adam D. Barratt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu Jan 20 19:48:15 2011 +0000
Drop discussion of proposed-updates from "what's new"
Signed-off-by: Adam D. Barratt <email@example.com>
The information included in the section was already marked as "not
really new" for lenny.
diff --git a/en/whats-new.dbk b/en/whats-new.dbk
index cedb274..2a2ff3c 100644
@@ -505,45 +505,6 @@ configuration file.
- <title>The proposed-updates section</title>
- All changes to the released stable distribution (and to oldstable)
- go through an extended testing period before they are accepted
- into the archives. Each such update of the stable (or oldstable)
- release is called a point release. Preparation of point releases
- is done through the <literal>proposed-updates</literal> mechanism.
- Packages can enter <literal>proposed-updates</literal> in two
- ways. Firstly, security-patched packages added to security.debian.org are
- automatically added to <literal>proposed-updates</literal> as well.
- Secondly, &debian; developers may upload new packages to
- <literal>proposed-updates</literal>, where they get added after review by
- the Stable Release Managers. The current list of packages can be seen at
- If you wish to help test updates to packages before they are
- formally added to a point release, you can do this by adding the
- <literal>proposed-updates</literal> section to your
- <programlisting>deb &url-debian-mirror-eg;/debian &releasename;-proposed-updates main contrib
-deb-src &url-debian-mirror-eg;/debian &releasename;-proposed-updates main contrib</programlisting>
- The next time you run <command>apt-get update</command>, the
- system will become aware of the packages in the
- <literal>proposed-updates</literal> section and will consider them
- when looking for packages to upgrade.
- This is not strictly a new feature of Debian, but one that has not
- been given much exposure before.
<title>The stable-updates section</title>