Upstream version freeze for Debian
On Thu, 12 Apr 2007, Aurelien Jarno wrote:
> Basically it looks ok. What about the freeze period for the toolchain? I
> think we usually suffer for a too early freeze of the glibc (it has been
> frozen in July for Etch, even if it has been unblocked a lot of time
> after). In my opinion, it would be better to freeze the upstream version
> at that time and allow minor update until the main freeze.
Ubuntu uses this technic and it's called UVF for Upstream Version Freeze.
Most regressions come from new upstream version and only a small
percentage come from maintainer changes. So, IMO it would make sense to
have first an UVF, let 1 month to maintainer to polish their packages and
their translations and then a full freeze.
And as you mention, the base+toolchain freeze should be a "no new upstream
version" kind of freeze too.
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