Lucid auto-syncing with Debian testing

Robert Collins robert.collins at
Sun Nov 1 23:32:51 GMT 2009

On Sun, 2009-11-01 at 22:32 +0100, Matthias Klose wrote:
> On 01.11.2009 22:10, Robbie Williamson wrote:
> > Please see
> >
> > Note that our synching from testing is *only* for the LTS release.
> IMO that's a bad idea which doesn't help starting lucid at all.

I agree.

>   - you rely on unstable -> testing transitions which currently
>     are blocked by eglibc/xulrunner/sqlite. waiting for every
>     such transition hinders lucid, it doesn't help it. The
>     merge/sync window is short enough this cycle, please don't
>     delay it further.

Also we'll be waiting 10 days even for normal changes unless we fiddle
the urgency field in Debian - that sort of latency would make it pretty
hard to fix any bug by doing an upload to Debian *even for packages we
maintain there*. Thats bad, because it mwans we'll have more merges in
Lucid+1 (or even in Lucid) rather than simple syncs - increasing the
cost of maintainance.

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