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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 I recall correctly, the consensus of this old discussion was that
Debian would want Debian-relevant patches in the BTS while Ubuntu
could happily keep their "fixes" such as disabling the parts of test
suites that failed during the Ubuntu build for themselves.


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