Security Support - Re: Let's Discuss Interim Releases (and a Rolling Release)

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at
Thu Feb 28 16:59:58 UTC 2013

On 13-02-28 11:49 AM, Martin Pitt wrote:
> Marc Deslauriers [2013-02-28 11:29 -0500]:
>> The security team does support the development release. When we push
>> updates for the stable release, our policy is to either sync, merge or
>> fix the packages in the dev release also.
> That has been my impression as well. I would think that often this
> should be the easiest case, as often it just means a sync or even
> autosync.
>> We will also be pushing urgent security updates to monthly snapshot users.
> So if the "last monthly" is supposed to actually be a kind of a
> release, instead of just a blessed daily installation image, this
> would mean that there would be a new series each month?
> I would expect users to upgrade to the latest packages of the RR each
> time update-notifier pops up, regardless of which medium they used to
> install. After a month this needs to happen anyway, so why not right
> away?

I don't know the exact mechanism, but I assume this will allow monthly
snapshot users to get a big heap of updates once a month instead of
getting a bunch every few days.


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