Migrating OCaml to 3.11.1 in Karmic?

David MENTRE dmentre at linux-france.org
Fri Jul 17 12:30:27 UTC 2009


Currently Karmic ships with OCaml compiler and libraries for OCaml
version 3.11.0. Debian has nearly finished its transition to OCaml
3.11.1, only camlpdf is missing[1].

Should we do the same transition to OCaml 3.11.1 for Karmic?

The transition takes 6 rounds[2], there are 124 source packages to
synchronize / recompile and the transition has taken about 4 weeks in
Debian (24th of June until today). During this summer, I could handle
/ monitor such a transition during following time periods:
  * July, 21st -> 31st;
  * August, 10th -> 21st.

It would be very nice to ship latest OCaml but I don't know if it
still fits Karmic Release Schedule.

If such a transition is agreed upon, as suggested by James Westby[3],
I would need the help of an Ubuntu Developer to fulfil Sync requests
and potentially an Ubuntu Archive maintainer if such a transition is
too late[4]. Any volunteer?

Sincerely yours,

[1] http://debian.glondu.net/monitor/ocaml/ocaml_transition_monitor.html

[2] http://bentobako.org/ubuntu-ocaml-status/transition_monitor/ocaml_transition_monitor.html

[3] https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel-discuss/2009-June/008667.html

[4] As far as I know this is not the case, feature freeze being the
27th of August (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KarmicReleaseSchedule).

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