Consolidating the various freezes
sistpoty at ubuntu.com
Fri Sep 14 20:27:28 BST 2007
Am Freitag 14 September 2007 20:35:11 schrieb Michael Bienia:
> On 2007-09-14 14:26:02 +0200, Martin Pitt wrote:
> > * UpstreamVersionFreeze should be dropped completely. The main things
> > we care about with new upstream versions are:
> > - introducing new features, which is covered by FeatureFreeze, and
> > - changing ABI/API, so that we need to do transitions.
> > That way, we do not need to make a big fuss about upstream
> > microreleases which only fix bugs and treat upstream bugfix-only
> > microreleases the same way as we treat new syncs/merges from Debian. We
> > already do that in practice for e. g. system-config-printer, where we
> > have brilliant upstream connections, and fixes immediately go upstream.
> > The ABI/API break would then be mentioned in the description of
> > FeatureFreeze.
> Will there be some guidelines when a FF exception will be needed for a
> new upstream version as not all upstream projects have microrelease with
> bug-fixes only? And what counts as a new feature needing an exception
> (after FF freeze)?
> This guidelines will hopefully help MOTUs (as universe seems to be also
> affected by this change) (and core-devs) to decided if some random new
> upstream version will need an exception or not.
> The concept of UVF is quite easy to understand and I don't know if FF
> will be similar easy to understand for everyone. Right now I'm not sure
> if could off-hand decide if a new upstream version (one not doing
> microrelease) needs a FF exception or not.
How about deciding that FF will mean for universe that every new upstream
version needs an UVF exception, so in effect that would be FF=UVF for
universe. That way the uncertainty is reduced for MOTUs/MOTU hopefuls.
FWIW the motu-uvf team handles exception requests quite well (basing this on
the fact that I didn't hear any complaints yet).
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