ubuntu-core-dev PPA?

Bryce Harrington bryce at canonical.com
Thu Sep 18 22:53:35 BST 2008

On Thu, Sep 18, 2008 at 08:40:45PM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> In a discussion about the eternal conflict between stabilising the
> archive for milestones and allowing developers to get their work done
> (particularly new GNOME releases, which put a lot of pressure on
> Sebastien when the archive is frozen), Sebastien mentioned that it would
> be useful if there were somewhere that everyone could upload to rather
> than the main archive during freezes, which we could then blat into the
> main archive en masse at the end.
> Since this is mostly only an issue for main/restricted, at least for
> milestone freezes, I suggested an ubuntu-core-dev PPA. What do people
> think of this?

I think this would be very helpful given the new sponsorship process,
where we each try to spend 1 hr / week on sponsoring stuff from the
sponsor queue.  Not being able to upload this week puts a crimp on

We can still review/comment on bugs, but when you run across one that is
good to upload, it's nice to be able to put it in and have it done.  A
PPA where it can be queued to automatically go in when the freeze is
over would eliminate this annoyance.


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