MicroReleaseExceptions / reSIProcate package

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Wed Feb 18 21:10:38 UTC 2015


On 2015-02-12 02:17 PM, Daniel Pocock wrote:
> I was looking here:
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/StableReleaseUpdates/MicroReleaseExceptions
> 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,
> myself
> - upstream operates a strictly managed stable release branch[1],
> currently 1.9.x, updates on this branch are guaranteed to preserve ABI
> compatibility
> - 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
> branch.

This looks reasonable, +1 from me.


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