merges free for all?

Emmet Hikory emmet.hikory at
Wed Jun 18 13:16:59 BST 2008

Albin Tonnerre wrote:
> "By this date, all packages that have been modified by both Debian and Ubuntu
> since the last merge should have been merged at least once in the current
> release cycle."

    Oh, excellent.  It does exist :)

> However, I don't really get the point of such a requirement. Nor do i understand
> why this has anything to do with DebianImportFreeze

    The primary motivation for doing so is that after this point it
should be safe to assume that most of the packages that are being
updated for the next distribution have been updated.  Whie there may
be specific updates after this date to meet certain goals, or close
certain bugs, there is no longer the expectation that every package
will be updated, and developers may focus on better integration of the
current package set, and closing bugs in the existing packages.  This
time of bug fixing should help us to procude a better quality release.
 While such bugfixing may include merges, having them long outstanding
is more likely to cause transition coordination issues and the like.


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