Proposed 12.04.3 + 13.04 HWE Stack Policies and Procedures

Leann Ogasawara leann.ogasawara at
Fri Mar 22 04:57:24 UTC 2013

On 03/20/2013 11:02 PM, Maarten Lankhorst wrote:
> Hey,
> Op 20-03-13 23:28, Steve Langasek schreef:
>> Hi Leann,
>> On Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 12:52:27PM -0700, Leann Ogasawara wrote:
>>> Given the recent decision from the Tech Board to reduce the support
>>> duration for non-LTS releases from 18mo to 9mo [1], I've written up what
>>> I'd like to propose as the 13.04 HWE stack policies and procedures for
>>> the the next 12.04.3 LTS point release.  Could I ask for a review and
>>> feedback to ensure this matches what others had in mind?  I'd ideally
>>> like to come to an agreement before 13.04 releases.
>>   For the 12.04.3 CDs, we will default to the new Raring HWE stack. Due to
>>   size limitations we are unable to provide options for both the Raring HWE
>>   stack and the original Precise stack. 
>> One of the points that came out of the vUDS session was that OEMs (at least
>> Dell and System76) did not expect to take up the new HWE stack in 12.04.3.
>> Has this topic been explored with other Canonical partners?  If there's not
>> demand for this HWE stack, does it make sense to omit the raring HWE
>> backport altogether, and focusing effort on the quantal and s HWE stacks?
>> Otherwise, this proposal looks good to me.
> For xorg it's not as important, most packages only received minor version increments.
> The big exception is mesa, which will go from the 9.0 branch to 9.1.
> It would probably still require full retesting, but I don't expect much to break on xorg's side.
> Has there been a discussion about naming conventions for packages yet?
> I'm considering simply doing the xserver-xorg-lts-raring for the raring stack again if we're not doing a rolling release.
> What's the kernel going to do?

Hi Maarten,

There hasn't been any discussions about naming conventions for packages
yet.  However, I agree with you that we should just follow similar
naming conventions that we used for quantal, eg linux-generic-lts-raring
and xserver-xorg-lts-raring.


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