new packages freeze policy
scott at open-vote.org
Sat Sep 8 08:22:47 UTC 2007
On Sat, 2007-09-08 at 00:50 -0400, Scott Kitterman wrote:
> On Saturday 08 September 2007 00:40, Scott Ritchie wrote:
> > 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?
> Since they are new to Ubuntu, there is no risk of regression from a previous
> Scott K
If preventing regressions is the concern, then perhaps we should make
that clearer in the UVF exception process. Most UVFe applications I've
seen seem to center around how much better or important the new package
is, rather than a reduced chance of regressions.
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