Freeze exception for 'fai'

Cesare Tirabassi norsetto at
Wed Sep 3 14:30:27 BST 2008

On Wednesday 03 September 2008 10:53:18 Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> Stefan Potyra <sistpoty at> writes:
> > Standing freeze exceptions:
> > To request a standing freeze exception, an email should be sent to the
> > Ubuntu MOTU mailing list for discussions. It is granted, once three
> > members of motu- release have given their ACK.
> >
> >
> > Per-Package delegations:
> > In case of need, persons requesting per-package delegations should sent a
> > mail the MOTU mailing list with the request, so that it can be discussed
> > there.
> I'd like to request a freeze exception for the 'fai' and
> 'live-initramfs' package.
> The reason is that I didn't merge fai from debian yet. It does not
> really make sense testing fai before ubuntu development has reached a
> freeze state, since we are talking about an installer. We need a
> somewhat installable system in order to properly test and use fai.
> The exception request includes 'live-initramfs'. It is only used by
> 'live-helper' and 'fai' for enabling systems to boot from an read-only
> medium, such as an CDROM or ro NFSROOT. it has been developed as fork
> from our 'casper' package.
> I propose Stephan Hermann and myself as Per-Package delegation for this
> set of packages with the purpose of having 'fai' in a useable state for
> intrepid release.

While I would agree to grant a freeze exception for both right now, quite 
frankly I don't see the point in granting a standing-freeze exception or a 
per-package delegation. Do you really expect that there will be new (non  bug 
fix) upstream releases after the 'lenny' one?


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