Quoting Neil McGovern (firstname.lastname@example.org): > This would be too late for the freeze, which will be happening in June. *that*, I know..:-) > > So, I would like to pre-ask for a freeze exception for samba in case > > wheezy is frozen before July 2nd. Of course, it would be better to do > > that with a diff, but: > > - I don't have it > > - it will be quite big (as I said, many bugfixes). > > > > Is there a pre-release or rc candidate that you could upload before the > freeze? If only. But, no. This is not Samba Team policy to do beta and RC releases before they ship a stable update. Indeed, their one and only release manager just cannot afford that. > > Given the very low history of regression in Samba 3.6.* release cycle, > > I think it's a low-risk exception. > > > > One of the main issues would be the size of the diff we need to review, > hence the suggestion above! The size of the diff would be the same. The only difference being that what I would upload right now (if an RC release existed) would *not* be reviewed. Frankly speaking....I would call that just "cheating"..:-). I just prefer being honest and ask honestly for a freeze exception, in advance, for what I think will be very low risk.
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