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Re: Debian decides to adopt time-based release freezes

On Tue, Aug 04 2009, 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.

        Perhaps Ubuntu should correct it's web page, then, in light of
 the apparent fact that automatic feeding of patches upstream is
 not in fact reality?

It is better to wear chains than to believe you are free, and weight
yourself down with invisible chains.
Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> <http://www.debian.org/~srivasta/>  
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