[FeatureFreezeException] please review and upload my Jabref-2.3.1-1ubuntu1

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Sun Mar 2 02:30:44 GMT 2008

On Saturday 01 March 2008 20:44, Kai-Cheung Leung wrote:
> Hi,
> I have come across with jabref-2.3.1
> https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/hardy/+source/jabref
> which was automatically pulled from debian since debian does not have
> icedtea, it depends on sun-java, which is non-free and therefore jabref is
> now in multiverse.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/jabref/+bug/194509
> I have fixed this problem by building jabref with icedtea-java7-jdk
> (currently in Ubuntu Universe, but not in Debian).  Also I have already
> uploaded the updated package to REVU
> http://revu.tauware.de/
> but they will not review my package now due to FeatureFreeze.

Actually it's because REVU is just for new packages.  Your debdiff that's in 
the bug is what needs to be reviewed.  What you needed to do was subscribe 
ubuntu-universe-sponsors to the bug (I did this for you).

> All I've changed is in the control file, I added icedtea-java7-jdk to the
> build dependency and icedtea-java7-jre as an alternative dependency to
> sun-java6.  Now this package builds and runs in my system.  Linda also
> produced no complaints.
> Will my package be eligible for FeatureFreezeException since I only fix
> this small debian/control bug?  There is nothing dependent on jabref and
> will not screw up other things.  All it changes is that it now agrees to
> install in a purely free system without sun-java.
> Also in the future, what is the proper way to make FeatureFreezeException
> requests?
The proper was is to put the information in the bug and subscribe 
motu-release, but it's not needed in this case.

Scott K

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