new packages freeze policy

Scott Ritchie scott at
Fri Aug 31 07:12:41 UTC 2007

On Thu, 2007-08-30 at 19:01 -0400, Cory K. wrote:
> Sebastien Bacher wrote:
> > hi,
> > The archive admin members quickly discussed this and the packages
> > uploaded before the freeze will be reviewed (no need of an uvf
> > exception) for this cycle. Soren has updated the wiki to clarify that
> > the packages should be uploaded some time before the freezes and that
> > the archive team can take some extra days to process those
> >
> >
> > Sebastien Bacher
> >   
> This is indeed great news for this cycle, but...
> "packages should be uploaded some time before the freezes"
> If thats going to be the policy, whats the point of the freeze date?
> Maybe moving the date up would be better? "some time before the freezes"
> is rather vague for people trying to work with the proper deadlines.
> -Cory K (Ubuntu Studio lead)

On this note, I got completely confused by the deadline.  I read that
the upstream version freeze deadline was August 30th, so I planned to
upload my packages on the 30th.

As it turns out, the deadline is at the stroke of midnight, UTC.  When
my boss tells me "This needs to be done by Friday," I generally don't
interpret that as "I need this on my desk before midnight on Thursday."

In other words, my package (Wine) is a day late and I'd like it reviewed
anyway.  Although, Wine has gotten about 3 UVF exceptions for the past
three releases, so I'm not particularly worried.  It's in REVU now

Scott Ritchie

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