Debian Sync - Re: Let's Discuss Interim Releases (and a Rolling Release)

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Thu Feb 28 17:05:41 UTC 2013

On Thursday, February 28, 2013 07:31:49 AM Rick Spencer wrote:
> Daily Quality means that developers can ensure their components are stable
> and useful before they upload, and our processes protect us from most
> mistakes these days. The result is that 13.04 has been as robust a release
> over the last many weeks as 12.10 was when we delivered. We have achieved
> rolling release quality in our development practices, so we can capitalize
> on this capability now.

Don't forget that Debian has been in Freeze throughout this time.  Once Wheezy 
is released, we will start getting a lot more, less mature, packages via 
Debian sync.   ~75% of the archive comes from Debian unmodified in Ubuntu and 
the experience during 13.04 development with packages from Debian is definitely 

Also, it is normal to upload beta releases to the development series.  It's a 
simple fact that they are not going to be as polished as we'd like for regular 
users.  You can beat the daily quality drum all you want for Canonical 
sponsored development effort, but that's not where most of our software comes 

Scott K

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