I'm writing in response to the email on the 13th announcing the
upcoming freeze, tentatively occurring in the second half of June. I
would have responded immediately, but wanted to make sure that I had
all of my ducks in a row first.
I joined Eucalyptus in late November of last year and was hired to
handle their releases atop Ubuntu and Debian, with a focus on
inclusion in Debian itself. With a ton of help from Steffen, who
mentored me through the DM process, Charles, who has been an active
contributor to our efforts for some time, and others, I have been able
to fill in the gaps of dependencies for Eucalyptus in preparation for
uploading it to Sid - minus one - GWT.
We have contracted that GWT work out to a Debian Partner company
credativ, run by Chris Halls, a Debian Developer. They should be
wrapping that work up by freeze.
IRT to Eucalyptus itself, we have an internal goal date set of June
15th. While this *should* beat the freeze date, Steffen informs me it
is generally frowned upon this close to freeze to upload a new package
of such complexity, which is the reason I am writing you today.
I'm hoping to get your blessing, or seal of approval, or at least an
"ah, go ahead!" to upload Eucalyptus to Sid in mid-June.
Thanks in advance for your time and consideration on the matter.