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Re: Question about PTS web interface

Hi Rodolfo,

On Sat, Jan 26, 2013 at 12:34:58PM +0100, "Rodolfo García Peñas (kix)" wrote:
> Some days ago I uploaded a new version of wmaker (0.95.4-1) package [1] to
> experimental.
> [1] http://packages.qa.debian.org/w/wmaker.html
> The PTS web interface shows this package in the "patch-tracker" box, but the
> "todo" box show info about the unstable version (0.95.3-2):
> ----8<----
> Lintian reports 3 warnings about this package. You should make the package lintian clean getting rid of them.
> A new upstream version is available: 0.95.4, you should consider packaging it.
> ----8<----
> is that correct?

Yes and no, depending on how one looks at it.  For wmaker 0.95.3-2 the status
is "Newer version available", and for wmaker 0.95.4-1 the status is "up to
date".  Maybe the PTS shouldn't suggest to package the newer upstream version
if the newest upstream version is already in experimental, because then there
is usually a good reason to not yet package this version in unstable (currently
the reason is the freeze).

> The lintian info for 0.95.4 is available, so IMO the PTS should consider the
> experimental version too.

As Paul already suggested, patches are welcome.  In this case I would welcome a
patch that reflects the above-mentioned reasoning.

(This topic is better discussed on debian-qa.)


Bart Martens

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