Backporting processes.

Martin Meredith martin at
Mon Aug 22 16:49:06 CDT 2005

Very Good point :D

John Dong wrote:
> Feel free to continue using hoary-backports-staging (unofficial) for
> testing purposes.
> On 8/22/05, *Martin Meredith* < martin at
> <mailto:martin at>> wrote:
>     Just as an FYI:
>     The people who are in the list at:
> are considered as
>     "official backporters" this means that they have the rights to poke Mr
>     Troup to backport a package.
>     At the moment, however, while backports is still in it's ... early stage
>     s (for official), I'd like everything to go through me or John for a
>     final "ok" ... so - if you see something that needs backporting, and
>     you're on the list, then go ahead, test it, make sure it works, and then
>     pass the request onto either John or myself, and preferably CC: any
>     communication to the list.
>     The reason you guys are on board is for the simple fact that, while the
>     whole backporting process is still automated, we need you here to help
>     with testing etc etc... like before, we had to make sure something
>     built, now we have to make sure it builds too... then pass it to elmo to
>     upload.
>     If something doesnt build, then try and fix it... make sure it builds
>     for breezy AND hoary, and then pass it over to me, and I'll either get
>     someone to upload (for main) or upload myself (for universe) so that it
>     can then be built for backports from breezy
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>     ubuntu-backports at
>     <mailto:ubuntu-backports at>

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