Upstream Version Freeze

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Thu Jan 19 18:21:08 GMT 2006

On Thu, Jan 19, 2006 at 10:34:47AM +0000, Mark Shuttleworth wrote:
> Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> >The Upstream Version Freeze for Ubuntu 6.04 (Dapper) begins today,
> >2005-01-19.  This first phase of our progressive freeze means that no new
> >upstream versions of packages should be uploaded without prior approval, and
> >automatic package syncs from Debian will be disabled.
> >
> >Manual syncs from Debian (where they do not involve new upstream releases)
> >may still be requested by the usual means, and exceptions for new upstream
> >versions should be submitted to myself or Colin Watson
> ><cjwatson at>.
> >
> >The full release schedule may be found at
> >
> >  
> >
> How can we get this sort of stuff into debian-devel-announce gently and
> appropriately? So that DD's are aware of our timing?

As Colin points out, it's terrible timing to be thinking about this.  A
Debian developer recently posted a message to debian-devel-announce which
discussed cooperation with Ubuntu, and the resulting flamefest resulted in
someone (not the original poster) being banned from posting there.

Even once things have calmed down, I think there will always be strong
opposition to announcing things on -devel-announce (which is required
reading for Debian developers) which are not directly relevant to their work
on Debian.

 - mdz

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