motu-sru needs you

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Fri Oct 3 13:40:56 BST 2008

On Friday 03 October 2008 08:01, Devid Antonio Filoni wrote:
> 2008/10/3 Stefan Potyra <sistpoty at>:
> > Hi,
> Hi Stefan
> > On Thursday 02 October 2008 22:25:16 Nicolas Valcárcel wrote:
> >> I would like to apply for SRU team aswell, my daily work involves
> >> working with the current stable release, so i think i can do o a good
> >> job on it. I'm also interested in Q&A and security, which are some
> >> things that will help me on this, so please consider this as my
> >> application for the motu-sru team.
> >
> > speaking of it, I'm interested where you'd draw the border between what
> > should go into -security and -updates.
> >
> > Also, I'd be interested about a personal nitpick: The ghc6 package as in
> > intrepid right now, hasn't seen a new upstream version since hardy, but
> > was updated with a number of fixes since then, a few irrelevant to hardy
> > (e.g. adding a script that produces some output during the time-taking
> > build, so that slow buildds won't fail due to timeout), but some which
> > fix imho important bugs. How would you react if I'd request the current
> > version in intrepid to go into hardy-updates?
> I would say you to make a debdiff of the fixes for important bugs, If
> you want other things I would suggest you to ask for a backport.

How would you deal with it then if Stefan told you something along the lines 
of "I've been a MOTU for a very long time and I understand this stuff really 
well since I did most of the last GHC transition.  I think it's better to put 
the whole version in -updates."?

Scott K

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