MicroReleaseExceptions / reSIProcate package

Daniel Pocock daniel at pocock.pro
Thu Feb 12 19:17:16 UTC 2015


I was looking here:


and I would kindly request that you add resiprocate to the micro release
exception list.

Some justification for this request:

- upstream release manager is also the Debian/Ubuntu package maintainer,

- upstream operates a strictly managed stable release branch[1],
currently 1.9.x, updates on this branch are guaranteed to preserve ABI

- there is a comprehensive upstream unit testing regime

- unit tests are run in the package build process[2] and these are being
checked on all the Debian build architectures

- as a network-based application, it is important to release minor
updates that maximize connectivity between users of the application.
Metcalfe's law[3] is relevant here, it is important that the package in
stable Ubuntu interoperates with the same packages in Debian and Fedora.

I have also opened a bug report[4] requesting an SRU for Trusty and
Utopic using the package currently in Debian jessie.  This is an example
of the type of issue that would be fixed in future updates on the stable



1. https://github.com/resiprocate/resiprocate/commits/resiprocate-1.9
2. http://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/pkg-voip/resiprocate.git/tree/debian/rules
3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metcalfe%27s_law
4. https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/resiprocate/+bug/1420956

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