Lucid auto-syncing with Debian testing

Bryce Harrington bryce at
Mon Nov 2 18:30:05 GMT 2009

On Mon, Nov 02, 2009 at 02:11:49AM -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 01, 2009 at 11:35:43PM -0500, Scott Kitterman wrote:
> > I'm personally quite dissappointed this decision was taken without 
> > significant community input.  IIRC, this is not what we discussed at the 
> > LTS/Debian planning session at the last UDS.
> This was certainly unintentional; my own recollection was that "sync from
> testing" was discussed at UDS and that it was not met with any major
> objections.  If I've misremembered and inadvertently kept the community out
> of the loop as a result, I apologize.

Perhaps what could be helpful in the future is to have a kickoff email
describing new process/toolset changes, at around the time the release
codename is announced*, similar to the alpha/etc. release announcements.

For most normal releases it'd just be the basic info... This release is
named $name, the release schedule is at $url, the archive will open for
development on or after $date, etc.  Then, for special releases like
this one, additional directions and guidance can be given, referencing
the appropriate UDS discussions or etc.


 * Or some other convenient timing, prior to when things in the -1
   release start getting busy.

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