new packages freeze policy

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Mon Sep 3 11:48:24 BST 2007

On Thu, Aug 30, 2007 at 07:01:01PM -0400, Cory K. wrote:
> Sebastien Bacher wrote:
> > hi,
> > The archive admin members quickly discussed this and the packages
> > uploaded before the freeze will be reviewed (no need of an uvf
> > exception) for this cycle. Soren has updated the wiki to clarify that
> > the packages should be uploaded some time before the freezes and that
> > the archive team can take some extra days to process those
> >
> >
> > Sebastien Bacher
> >   
> This is indeed great news for this cycle, but...
> "packages should be uploaded some time before the freezes"
> If thats going to be the policy, whats the point of the freeze date?
> Maybe moving the date up would be better? "some time before the freezes"
> is rather vague for people trying to work with the proper deadlines.

Agreed, there needs to be a visible deadline for this.

Bear in mind, though, that since the archive admins won't know how much time
they need to reserve to process the backlog, and that people tend to wait
until the deadline before uploading, this deadline will be substantially
earlier than the present one.

 - mdz

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