ubuntu-core-dev PPA?

Stefan Potyra stefan.potyra at informatik.uni-erlangen.de
Fri Sep 19 10:05:43 BST 2008


On Thursday 18 September 2008 21:40:45 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? We could make it standard practice that during milestone
> freezes you can carry on doing normal uploads to the ubuntu-core-dev
> PPA, and only upload to the main archive for milestone-critical
> problems. At the end of the freeze we could automatically copy all the
> source packages over to the main archive and have them rebuilt (or even
> just copy the binaries if we're sure). 

Why not just use intrepid-proposed for that purpose?

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