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Re: Debian decides to adopt time-based release freezes

On Tue, Aug 04, 2009 at 11:17:01AM +0100, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 04, 2009 at 08:57:50AM +0200, Patrick Schoenfeld wrote:
> > Of course it would be nicer if patches were reported automatically to us.
> This is by no means a universally held view within Debian.  The current
> approach of only pushing patches to Debian maintainers as manual bug
> reports is a result of public discussion several years ago on debian-devel
> (or debian-project), in which a number of developers objected to the idea of
> receiving automatic mails every time Ubuntu made a change on the grounds
> that this would generate lots of unwelcome noise.
> If you prefer to be automatically notified about all changes in Ubuntu, I
> believe the PTS gives you an option to do this by subscribing to the
> 'derivatives' keyword.  For my part, as a Debian maintainer I greatly prefer
> receiving bug reports with Ubuntu patches because I find the signal-to-noise
> is much better when you have a person to talk to instead of trying to
> extract meaning from a changelog alone.

I think I misexpressed myself here. What I meant is contrary to us
pulling patches manually out of Launchpad or the Ubuntu archive our
other Ubuntu sources. It should be called semi-automatically or
something like that.


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