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Re: On the (ab)use of the Urgency field

In gmane.linux.debian.devel.general Ian Jackson <ijackson@chiark.greenend.org.uk> wrote:
> On previous occasions the release team have said that the freeze would
> be applied with respect to the /upload/ date, rather than the
> /migration/ date.  Ie, packages uploaded before the freeze might
> migrate afterwards unhindered, provided the other usual criteria were
> satisfied.

> Is this still the case ?  If so then this kind of abuse of the Urgency
> field is not just inappropriate but also pointless.

> It would be nice if some of this kind of thing were documented in the
> Developers' Reference or perhaps on the RM webpages.

I thought this part of the announcement 

| Any packages in unstable before the 19:52 dinstall begins on that day
| will be given automatic freeze exceptions (for the specific version in
| unstable).

spelled out as explicitely as possible that the procedure you are
refering to is being applied again.

cu andreas

`What a good friend you are to him, Dr. Maturin. His other friends are
so grateful to you.'
`I sew his ears on from time to time, sure'

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