Re: [Debian-NYC] Workshop #2: using what we've learned
+1 for backports. I deal with the same issues in production.
On Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 1:57 PM, Micah Anderson <email@example.com> wrote:
> * Richard Darst <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2009-11-02 19:05-0500]:
>> On Fri, Oct 30, 2009 at 09:45:55AM -0400, Richard Darst wrote:
>> > Hello everyone,
>> > We had our first workshop nearly two weeks ago, and I have not yet
>> > followed up. This email is about scheduling a follow up. Please see
>> > this poll for date options:
>> > http://doodle.com/ezt48vr4c5kbab6p
>> According to this, Thursday, November 12th (~7pm or so), is the
>> currently most available day. It also fits with what we did last
>> time, and makes sense as a reasonable time.
> I had a crazy week and was sick, so didn't respond to the poll, also my
> internet is down until friday, so its been a challenge. However, I'm
> game for the 12th at 7pm!
>> So, workshop topics? I propose two rough groups:
>> - Bug squashing/packaging party. Works on miscellaneous tasks.
>> - One group that tears apart a package, explaining some advanced bits
>> that make it work, and perhaps looking at an example of a "really
>> bad" package that wouldn't be approved. If there are enough new
>> people, I could do a summary of the previous workshop.
> I can show people concepts of backporting packages to previous debian
> suites. I run a number of debian systems that are stable by policy, but
> occasionally need newer software, and backporting (ala
> http://backports.org) is the best way to deal with that.
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