Herve at lucidia.net
Thu Oct 23 09:59:41 UTC 2008
I find this one (https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/286858) quite
problematic for Kubuntu: Gwenview destroys EXIF info from JPEGs...
2008/10/23 Colin Watson <cjwatson at ubuntu.com>:
> ... we'd rather not have any. Release preparation is a painstaking
> business! Please read this mail carefully.
> Right now, this is our list of release-critical bugs (that *must* be
> fixed or deferred before release):
> We're also paying a good deal of attention to the list that includes
> targets of opportunity as well:
> As we come up towards release, we need to be especially careful about
> managing these lists, and developers can help by making sure that they
> contain all the relevant bugs, and *only* the relevant bugs. Here are
> some general guidelines for release-relevant bug management:
> * If you have an important bug on your plate that should be fixed for
> 8.10 final but that isn't on /ubuntu/intrepid/+bugs, then we need to
> know about it NOW. Nominate or target it for the intrepid release
> (depending on your privileges), and find a member of the
> ubuntu-release team on IRC to acknowledge it. Depending on the size
> of the package and the riskiness of the update, we may say no or
> suggest some kind of alternative, but we'd much rather know than be
> * If you have any kind of upload to do before 8.10 final, then get it
> into the upload queue *as soon as possible* (it will be held there
> for approval). Anything uploaded later than the end of this week has
> a substantially decreased chance of being accepted, as at the start
> of next week we will need to lock down the archive completely for
> final builds and testing, and there is little room for error.
> As far as main and restricted go, this is generally only appropriate
> for language packs and critical/high targeted bugs; contact the
> ubuntu-release team in case of doubt. For universe and multiverse,
> contact motu-release or the relevant flavour delegate (see
> Resist the temptation to bundle non-release-critical fixes with your
> upload; those increase both the risk of regressions and the risk
> that the release team will say no.
> * If the bug is on /ubuntu/intrepid/+bugs and isn't going to be fixed
> in the 8.10 series at all (neither in the main release, nor in an
> update) then mark the intrepid task "Won't Fix". If necessary,
> Launchpad will create a new task filed against the relevant package
> without a release when you do this.
> * If the bug is on /ubuntu/intrepid/+bugs and won't be fixed in the
> main 8.10 release, but is expected to be fixed in a post-release
> update, then set the 'intrepid-updates' milestone.
> * If the bug isn't going to be fixed for 8.10 but its presence is
> likely to cause trouble for a significant number of users, then
> consider whether it deserves a release note. If so, add a task on
> the 'ubuntu-release-notes' project, and provide sample text if
> possible (see my previous mail).
> Colin Watson [cjwatson at ubuntu.com]
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