Standing freeze exception for packagekit

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Tue Oct 14 13:13:19 BST 2008

On Tue, 14 Oct 2008 11:55:30 +0100 James Westby <jw+debian at> 
>After requesting a couple of freeze exceptions for packagekit it
>was suggested that we apply for a standing freeze exception. Thanks
>to the release team for dealing with the requests, and apologies for
>not doing this sooner.
>The justification would be that packagekit is a young and fast moving
>project, and while it is not ready for widespread use in Ubuntu the
>testing helps packagekit and especially Sebastian while developing
>the apt backend. Upstream tends to work around the Fedora release
>schedule, so it is close to ours, but the difference, and the different
>attitudes to the release put  strain on our release team. It is
>now intended to land no more features before 8.10.

Then no FFe is needed.

>If a standing exception is granted does that continue through RC
>freeze? If not it still helps as there was just another upstream
>release anyway we could put in without troubling the release team.

If it's bugfix only, no FFe is needed.

>Also, RC freeze is on Thursday, and I think it would be useful to
>have clarification from motu-release for what this means for Universe.

I don't think it means anything more than the other freeze have meant.  The 
weekend before the final freeze we'll want to start approving all uploads.  
Exactly when is dependent on when Ubuntu Release intends too final freeze.

Scott K

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