Releasing Alphas and Betas without "freezing"

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Mon Jun 18 05:21:30 UTC 2012


On Monday, June 18, 2012 06:59:17 AM Martin Pitt wrote:
> Scott Kitterman [2012-06-15 10:46 -0400]:
> > In Debian terms I'm seeing release-proposed as like unstable and release
> > as
> > testing.  Is there a mechanism for direct uploads to testing (e.g. t-p-u)?
> 
> I don't think we want that. Our system will move it over as soon as
> it's built, verified to not cause uninstallability, and pass the
> automatic tests, but it will not wait any extra time (unlike Debian's
> testing migration).
> 
> When preparing a milestone release, it is rather more important to
> ensure to not let in a package that only built on half of the
> architectures and causes uninstallability.

This thought was in the context of dealing with uploads that were too invasive 
to hit a milestone, but we needed a smaller fix to get into the milestone?  It 
seems wasteful to remove from -proposed and reupload, but I guess that would 
work.

Scott K



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