Karmic Release Schedule
mok at bioxray.au.dk
Wed Mar 4 07:40:13 UTC 2009
On 03/03/2009, at 22.04, Scott Kitterman wrote:
> Could we have some discussion about cutting two weeks off of getting
> packages in? I'd like to understand why it was moved back and what
> we are trying to solve. Was there some discussion already of adding
> earlier "NewPackageUploadDeadline"?
> I thought the freeze consolidation has been very good and I wouldn't
> us to casually spread things back out.
I haven't seen any discussion of the "NewPackageUploadDeadline"
either, and I also think it's a bad idea. New uploads don't create
regressions (by definition), and there aren't many of them. Further,
dealing with bugs in new packages is not a major problem, especially
since there are packagers who (still) care about them, and packagers
generally monitor their own packages very well.
Another thing I'd like to point out is that the distance between DIF
and FF must not be too long. The problem is that a while after DIF, we
are inundated with tons of please-sync requests; they take time to
process and fill up the sponsor's queue. In the JJ cycle, that period
was 50 days, in the proposed KK schedule, it is 62 days. In my
opinion, 30-40 days would be better.
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