Maverick-changes (was Re: Hello)

Ara Pulido ara at
Mon May 24 07:22:27 UTC 2010

On 05/24/2010 12:52 AM, E.B. A. wrote:
> Hello - My name is Enrico and I am new to this list. I have been testing
> software for about 10 years, mainly in the aerospace field.
> I'd like to be helpful as much as I can.
> I already installed Maverick (well, it's embryo) on a VM.
> One question: how do I know if a package is new? For example, I noticed
> the calculator (gcalctool) is different between Maverick (5.31.1) and
> Lucid (5.28.2). I was able to see the difference due to the GUI
> improvements in gcalctool. How can I know if a package is modified to be
> shipped on Maverick?


You can use the tool rmadison (part of ubuntu-dev-tools) which will tell
you the version of a package in different releases.

It is also useful to subscribe to maverick-changes [1] mailing list,
where you receive a message every time there is a new upload to
Maverick. Please, take into account that this is a high-traffic mailing
list and you should filter its messages.


> Thanks,
> Enrico Accenti
>     On Sun, May 23, 2010 at 7:24 AM, Martin Webster
>     <ubuntu-qa at <mailto:ubuntu-qa at>> wrote:
>         Hello,
>         On Sat, 2010-05-22 at 11:46 +0100, Andrew Bancroft wrote:
>         > Just joined the Testing mailing list, I'm a student in the UK
>         and use
>         > Ubuntu for most things, and at the moment just learning CLI to
>         make me
>         > feel like a proper Ubuntu user! I would like to get involved
>         testing
>         > Ubuntu and its software, so I need to find out how :p
>         I'm new to this list too. To get started see
> and How do I get involved?
>         HTH
>         --
>         As ever,
>         Martin Webster
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