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Bug#617331: Pushing tzdata updates to stable in time

On Fri, 11 Mar 2011, Adam D. Barratt wrote:
> On Fri, 2011-03-11 at 16:54 -0300, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> > On Fri, 11 Mar 2011, Martin Zobel-Helas wrote:
> > > On Fri Mar 11, 2011 at 13:11:52 -0600, Gunnar Wolf wrote:
> > > > Chile was supposed to leave the Summer daylight savings period this
> > > > coming weekend, but it was pushed to April 2nd. The fixes have been
> > > > accepted to the package in Sid, but many users will undoubtely
> > > > appreciate it if it can be updated as well in stable-updates.
> [...]
> > > the correct way would be to ask the release team for a release of tzdata
> > > on stable-updates (formerly known as volatile) and get it updated in the
> > > next point release as well.
> [...]
> > Is there a special process for this? or should we just make the DDs aware of
> > the fact [by an email to d-d-a] that when one does a s-p-u upload which
> > likely needs expedited handling, they should be very clear about that fact
> > and email the stable release team ASAP?
> Those steps are backward, fwiw; the mail should come first for a p-u
> upload, not after the fact.  I've made a note to mention stable-updates
> in an upcoming bits-from-SRM; now I just need to write one. :-)

Do us all a favour, and make it the single topic of a direct, consise post
to d-d-a.  This sort of thing is project-wide high-priority documentation,
and should be treated accordingly.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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