new packages freeze policy

Scott Ritchie scott at
Sat Sep 8 04:40:39 UTC 2007

On Fri, 2007-08-31 at 23:00 +0200, Michael Bienia wrote:
> On 2007-08-31 00:12:41 -0700, Scott Ritchie wrote:
> > 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.
> I guess you mixed up UpstreamVersionFreeze and NewPackage for Universe
> Freeze. The first was already on August 16th.

Could someone remind me the purpose of this distinction?  Why should
newer, buggier packages be given a later freeze time?

Scott Ritchie

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