ubuntu-core-dev PPA?

Emilio Pozuelo Monfort pochu at ubuntu.com
Thu Sep 18 22:12:57 BST 2008

Colin Watson wrote:
> 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?

Wouldn't it be easier to go back to really freeze the archive, so that people
can just upload as usual, and only those packages needed for the release are
unblocked by the release team? When the release is done, the archive is unfrozen
and everything which was uploaded is processed.

This would be similar to your proposal except that the uploaded packages
wouldn't be available in the PPA, but I don't think that's a big issue.

Best regards,

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