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

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Thu Feb 28 21:03:56 UTC 2013

On Thursday, February 28, 2013 03:11:27 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. 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.

No.  We don't want to do that.  Debian transitions are a painful mess we don't 
want to recreate.  The proposed pocket is good for the limited purpose we are 
using it for.  It additionally doesn't help Kubuntu since we have, for years, 
due to limited bug triage resources, told our users to report non-packaging 
bugs on and not Launchpad.  The interesting bugs you'll never 
know about.

Scott K

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