New Package Freeze revisited

Jordan Mantha mantha at
Wed Mar 21 19:34:24 GMT 2007

I'm assuming Stefan meant to send this to the list.
On Mar 21, 2007, at 6:27 AM, Stefan Potyra wrote:

> Hi,
> On Wednesday 21 March 2007 09:51:44 Jordan Mantha wrote:
>> 2. all the packages from supertux-stable on need to have a freeze
>> exception filed and approved. The idea is similar to UVF exceptions
>> where you need to file a bug, give justifications for the  
>> exception, and
>>  assign the bug to motu-uvf. Note that the packages have to have  
>> already
>> gone through the REVU process (2 MOTU acks) before filing the  
>> exception
>> request.
> this doesn't really align with our new new packages policy[1],  
> which no longer
> needs two MOTU acks for new packages from MOTUs.
> Nonetheless the 2 acks through revu might be a good idea for freeze  
> times,
> what do you think?
> Apart from that, looks good!
> Cheers,
>     Stefan.
> --
> [1]:

Actually, I assumed that the packages would have to be approved by  
the normal process on REVU (2 MOTU acks) in order to even be a  
candidate. I also assumed that MOTUs would know that they only needed  
1 ack. But that's good to clear up.

However, reading over the rest of that meeting log I see that New  
Package Freeze exceptions were to only be allowed up until Beta  
Freeze (March 15th). I see it's under in the FreezeExceptionProcess  
wiki page but I think we need to make it much more prominent. I just  
put a "Current Freezes" line on the MOTU/ like I did with the  
"Current Work Mode"  but feel free to tweak it. But what do we do  
with the packages we have already in NEW? Will motu-uvf take  
exceptions to get the packages uploaded after the freeze even though  
it's after the 15th (though the packages were uploaded before the 15th)?


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