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

Micah Gersten micahg at
Thu Feb 28 20:15:28 UTC 2013

On 02/28/2013 02:11 PM, Jeremy Bicha wrote:
> On 28 February 2013 14:33, Micah Gersten <micahg at> wrote:
>> Yes, but our britney doesn't delay migration to allow for testing of the
>> built packages or block based on RC bugs filed.  I see us getting to the
>> point at some time in the future of being more stable than testing in a
>> rolling release, but I don't see it right now.  Perhaps if we had our
>> own version of unstable/testing in the rolling release, we could
>> approach that level of quality.  However, being that Debian has
>> maintainers for each package (in theory) and we don't, I'm not sure that
>> Ubuntu has the manpower to do this type of split.
> I think we need to train our britney to block on Debian or Ubuntu RC
> bugs. 
This makes sense.  But, we'd need to be able to flag certain Debian RC
bugs as not affecting Ubuntu where appropriate.

> Maybe this will also allow the Kubuntu developers to package the
> KDE beta updates without needing to worry about those getting picked
> up in the next (monthly?) update cycle.
This won't help as using britney to block migration means that it won't
get testing by end users.


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