On Thursday, April 12, 2012 11:04:33 PM Sandro Tosi wrote: > On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 22:50, Scott Kitterman <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > On Thursday, April 12, 2012 10:20:04 PM Sandro Tosi wrote: > >> To give a (fresh) example and what I meant above, you can try to > >> answer this provocative question: Why Ubuntu has Python 2.7.3 since > >> more than 2 days (even before it was publicly announced) while Debian > >> is still stuck with a RC, FingTBFS on 4 archs version? > > > > Probably because Ubuntu is a day before final freeze for a release. I > > virtually always upload stuff to Debian first where I'm the Debian > > maintainer for a package, but there are legitimate reasons why in some > > cases that's not the best way to go about it. > > exactly my point as in "that usually means there are different priorities > when working for Debian over Ubuntu" > > > We all get busy with $DAYJOB every now and then and that's OK. > > funny how in this case the dayjob overlaps the "hobby", so I guess one > could have achieved the best for both distro with minimal effort (as > the changelog for previous syncs suggest) but decided to just go with > one only. It's not that simple. Depending on the timing of various processes in Debian/Ubuntu there can be a substantial (as much as a day) delay from Debian upload to when a package can be synced into Ubuntu. When you're only two or three days from a freeze, that can be unacceptable. FWIW, I saw him discussing it on #debian-release at least briefly today. BTW, it is just this kind of nitpicking that I think would make a *defaults team with doko and an interpreter team with you problematic. Scott K
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