StableReleaseUpdates page (Was: Re: Fw: [scite] Fixed Lua dynamic library loading in Ubuntu 18.04 proposed updates)

Julian Andres Klode julian.klode at
Mon Aug 19 20:51:27 UTC 2019

On Mon, Aug 19, 2019 at 09:26:15PM +0100, Robie Basak wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 19, 2019 at 10:05:15PM +0200, Julian Andres Klode wrote:
> > - I've uploaded quite a few SRUs by now, and maybe a handful have been (partially)
> >   verified by someone else. Partially because these people only test their
> >   favorite release (and then forget to do some tagging changes, or mention
> >   version numbers), so you still have to do it anyway.
> > 
> >   In practice, people report bugs, and when you push a fix they are gone.
> If in doubt about testing commitment I usually try to ask reporters to
> commit to doing appropriate testing (making it clear what we need)
> before I drive an SRU "for" some particular set of users.
> I also don't feel guilty about letting an SRU slide because it isn't
> getting verified. The way I see it: if no users care enough to test the
> fix, then evidently nobody really needs the fix, so why should we risk
> regressing unaffected users?
> This obviously doesn't apply to obviously serious bugs, special cases,
> and so forth.

I mean, I don't really SRU other stuff I guess. Whether or not the bug
reporter is still around is basically irrelevant as we independently
agreed that the bug needs fixing.

That's different from sponsoring an SRU, where I fully expect the
sponsoree to step up to verify the fix if needed (which might often
be the reporter).

> > - Basically everyone sets their tasks to "In Progress" when working
> >   on it, despite "In Progress" being reserved for "fix uploaded to queue".
> The docs don't reserve that status, so I always considered "In Progress"
> to be acceptable for both cases.

Well, let's just say the wiki page tells you to change it to "In Progress"
- if it was that already, it's not a change. That's how I read it.

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