Re: Debian decides to adopt time-based release freezes
On Wed, Aug 05, 2009 at 07:46:51AM +0100, Mark Shuttleworth wrote:
> When you have two large, complex, passionate organisations there will
> always be plenty of opportunities to find fault with one another. Do you
> not believe that it would be possible to find a long list of cases where
> Debian developers have acted in a way that made collaboration difficult
> or impossible, or could be interpreted as bad faith? Of course it would.
The bug report in question actually reflects the cooperation between
Ubuntu and Debian on (E)GLIBC in general (see  for more details).
> Instead of saying "there's a bug that was badly handled, so we should
> never collaborate better on anything", let's look for opportunities to
> make things better. We have a good opportunity to make a profound change
> in the way upstreams and distributions engage. A change that will really
> help the whole free software ecosystem, and many distributions beyond
> Ubuntu and Debian. Isn't it worth exploring that idea for its full value?
Even if it is not directly visible to the end-user, the libc is
essential to a GNU/Linux distribution.
Does this mean that Ubuntu will finally put some manpower on helping the
(E)GLIBC development, both on the packaging side and on fixing/reporting
upstream bugs? Currently Debian is doing most of the work.
Aurelien Jarno GPG: 1024D/F1BCDB73