Puppet version bump

John Moser john.r.moser at gmail.com
Sat Jan 26 20:05:17 UTC 2013

On 01/26/2013 02:29 PM, Jordon Bedwell wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 26, 2013 at 1:19 PM, John Moser <john.r.moser at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm noticing that 2.7 is still the version of Puppet in Raring; however,
>> version 3.0 was released October 1, 2012, before release of 12.04:
>> https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/puppet-users/lqmTBX9XDtw/discussion
>> Does this package currently not have a maintainer, or is it just slow
> 12.04 was released on 26/4/12 not in October.  12.10 was released in
Yes typo, can't keep number straight in my head like this.
> October and Puppets release was after the feature freeze.  You will
> need to wait until 13.04.  It has nothing to do with being slow, it
> has to do with them either releasing before the feature freeze or
> having to wait until the next release cycle.  Typically a feature

It is still 2.7 in 13.04


> freeze happens 1-2 months before release... so if puppet releases 3.0
> in October there is no reason for it to make it into 12.10 (in that
> case) because there were probably no super important security updates
> that mandated an extreme exception.
No, but there is reason to immediately update it in 13.04 after dropping 
the 12.10 release.  Packages are available in their own repositories, as 
well as source debs and SRPMs.

It makes little sense for a package that was outdated before the last 
release of Ubuntu to remain in the current release, in Main, when there 
is a compelling reason to update the package.  The only interesting 
assumptions are that either the Ubuntu or the Debian maintainers (or 
both) aren't paying attention; it's not like puppet gets as much focus 
as openssh or firefox.

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