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using experimental as a playground

[Barry Warsaw, 2010-05-28]
> What I mean is, let's say we have to change something in a helper tool.  We
> want that change to happen at least also in Debian, if not first in Debian,
> but because of our different release cycles, where would we put it?  Ubuntu
> already sync's with Debian, but does it make sense to for example, put changes
> that are required in Ubuntu first, into Debian experimental?

... and announce it on proper mailing list (packages from experimental
have different Pin (~priority) by default)

> At least that
> way, Debian will gain the benefit of it when they catch up.  If experimental
> isn't the right place for that, what is?  Or is there no place that we can
> sync changes from Ubuntu to Debian for things like this?

I think experimental (if unstable cannot be used) is the right place.
If there's something wrong with these changes, bugs will be reported
pretty soon.
Piotr Ożarowski                         Debian GNU/Linux Developer
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