Allowing filing bugs on unpublished packages that have an official branch

Bryce Harrington bryce at
Fri Jun 3 20:59:08 UTC 2011

On Fri, Jun 03, 2011 at 01:41:55PM -0400, Francis J. Lacoste wrote:
> We are trying to make distribution objects in Launchpad useful for other 
> distribution-like project. (The main use case is to manage the set of Ensemble 
> formulas known-as Principia.)
> As part of that work, we are going to change the rules according to which a 
> sourcepackage is available as a bug target (bug #781993). Currently, you can 
> only select a sourcepackage that was published in the target series. In the 
> principia case which doesn't publish packages, that isn't useful.
> We are thinking of extending the set of valid target to package which have an 
> official branch on the series.
> It shouldn't change anything in Ubuntu unless you set official package 
> branches on package which haven't yet been published in the series. But the 
> current UDD set-up doesn't do that.
> Any objections?

No objections from me, although James has better insights into how
people are utilizing packaging branches in Ubuntu.  James?


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