Hi On Tue, 14 Aug 2007 02:31:56 am Patrick Winnertz wrote: > Hello fellowers! > > white and I discussed today in IRC if it would make sense to allow some > package updates in stable for an special set of packages. > The advantages would be: > - if there are some really major upstream updates to some packages the > users would benefit from this (for example added more functions to lwat) > - even minor bugs in packages can be easily closed. Ok, I understand the need of this, but we need to handle it with caution. I would be fine with the following thing: (remember we are always talking about non-security fixes) 1. stable does not get updated 2. Write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. including the old package version, a full debdiff (so that everyone can look at the patch) and ask for inclusion. 3. The package will not be touched for 3 days. 4. If no problem arises and an ftpmaster agrees, the new package version goes in. This is IMHO useful as long as we are working on r1 and becomes a bit less useful, when we work on something lenny based. As mentioned in the meeting, please use fixed subjects, such as: Subject: New stable version for package: $packagename Please also cc the email to email@example.com And do not forget to mention the old and new version in the mail + the whole debdiff. In the meanwhile, you of course have to upload the new version to etch-test . These are my personal two cents. The rest of the ftpmasters might see that different and we would have to re-enter discussion. Cheers Steffen
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