Idea: review + massive sync of Debian changes not involving new upstream versions?

William Grant wgrant at
Thu Mar 18 11:55:19 GMT 2010

On Thu, 2010-03-18 at 12:33 +0100, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 11:36:26 (CET), Stefan Potyra wrote:
> > Am Wednesday 17 March 2010 19:43:10 schrieb Lucas Nussbaum:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> 5 lines summary:
> >>   For universe packages that don't have anybody looking at them, I
> >>   propose that, instead of letting them rot after Debian Import Freeze,
> >>   we instead review the Debian changes that don't introduce new upstream
> >>   versions, and continue to sync them (manually) to Ubuntu to get all
> >>   the bug fixes that happen in Debian.
> >
> > While I think that's a noble goal, I fear we lack manpower to do this.
> Well, AFAIUI, Lucas suggests that creating an annotated and properly
> sorted (by e.g., priority, #bugs, etc.) was not terribly complicated,
> given that all that data is already stored in UDD.
> I think such a list would be a great opportunity for fixing low hanging
> fruits, if it can be
>  a) easily updated
>  b) easily commented by contributors, to quickly triage false positives already lists all the Debian
RC bugs that are unfixed here. It has comment and dismissal

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