ubuntu-core-dev PPA?

Colin Watson cjwatson at ubuntu.com
Thu Sep 18 21:58:38 BST 2008

On Thu, Sep 18, 2008 at 03:49:37PM -0400, Scott Kitterman wrote:
> On Thursday 18 September 2008 15:40, Colin Watson wrote:
> > The only downside I can see is that if the freeze stretches out too long
> > then people who have the ubuntu-core-dev PPA in their sources.list will
> > be testing something at variance with the alphas. However, since the
> > bulk of milestone testing happens with CD images, I'm not all that
> > worried about this.
> I think we'd also have to worry about packages getting uploaded both to the 
> archive and to the PPA needing to be merged at the end of the freeze.  This 
> can probably be mechanized pretty well once we've transitioned to DVCS 
> packaging, but I can see it being potentially problematic now.

That's a good point. We could publish a list of all such packages after
the freeze, or even set up a cron job to do so during the freeze; it
would just be a matter of grabbing the Sources files at the start of the
freeze and then tracking the divergence. Would that help?

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at ubuntu.com]

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