Re: Thoughts about PHP 5.3
Release Team: we, as in the PHP Team, are discussing the possibility of
uploading PHP 5.3 to unstable, replacing the 5.2 series. There are some
concerns, at least on my part, regarding the state of the code and the next
On Tuesday 25 August 2009 16:01:10 Ondřej Surý wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 21:08, Raphael Geissert<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > On Tuesday 25 August 2009 13:08:16 Ondřej Surý wrote:
> > [...]
> >> And BTW php5 packages have compiled just fine and if we agree I could
> >> rebuild i386 and amd64 (-B) packages and upload them to unstable. I
> >> would like just to hear ACK from other co-maintainers.
> > I personally don't like the idea of uploading 5.3 to unstable just yet.
> > Reasons:
> > * The code is far away from being as "stable" as 5.2.x
> "stable" as in #542514? :) The idea of uploading 5.3 to unstable came
> up with recent load of bug reports filled on 5.2.10.
This seems to be caused by a large merge from the 5.3 branch by upstream,
which I plan to revert on the next upload (testing being one of the reasons
why it's taking me so long to upload).
> > * Upstream does still support 5.2.x and it seems like they will provide
> > at least another 5.2 release
> > * Packages in the archive need to be verified for proper compatibility
> > with 5.3
> > * Although we could at most expect 5.2.12 to be released which would
> > become more or less obsolete during squeeze's life cycle, shipping
> > current 5.3 would not help either as the code still needs a lot of work
> > and is very likely to change in some probably not very compatible ways.
> > And finally, if we freeze in December it would be better to ship 5.2.x so
> > that the delta between lenny and squeeze is minimal and would give enough
> > time for 5.3 to get mature enough for squeeze+1.
> Ok, what about discussing this on debian-release?
Raphael Geissert - Debian Developer
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