Getting new packages into Ubuntu

Jonathan Lange jml at
Tue Sep 20 11:59:07 UTC 2011

On Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 8:55 PM, Colin Watson <cjwatson at> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 12:09:54PM -0700, Evan Broder wrote:
>> If we're going to focus on making this easier, can we focus on the
>> first two options? Historically speaking, packages that live solely in
>> Ubuntu and aren't part of any release's user experience tend to end up
>> largely orphaned by a MOTU team that's overworked and understaffed.
> Amen.  Even just from fixing builds over the last few weeks, I'm getting
> tired of fixing stuff that was stuffed into Ubuntu a few releases ago
> and then ignored!

Do those who stuffed it in get alerted of breaks? What reason would
they have to care?


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