Standing freeze exception for packagekit

James Westby jw+debian at
Tue Oct 14 13:18:31 BST 2008

On Tue, 2008-10-14 at 08:13 -0400, Scott Kitterman wrote:
> On Tue, 14 Oct 2008 11:55:30 +0100 James Westby <jw+debian at> 
> wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >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.

Sorry, I meant no more after the release yesterday, which is
one more than we have approval for, so this would still be

> 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.

Thanks for the information.


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