What the "fix released" status really means?

Walter Lapchynski wxl at ubuntu.com
Wed Sep 28 14:17:20 UTC 2016

Oh and one more thing to add to that for more clarity: "Fix Released" means
that there is a release version of the software available. The only way the
fix is going to get pulled down is if it is released. If it's in an
unreleased development branch, I would call that "Fix Committed" instead.

The difference? "Fix Committed" means that it's unapproved. "Fix Released"
means that it's not only approved but it's in the appropriate state to be
packaged. Only upstream release versions can actually be packaged.

On Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 7:13 AM, Walter Lapchynski <wxl at ubuntu.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 6:42 AM, Alberto Salvia Novella <
> es20490446e at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Is it appropiate to mark a bug as fixed in the Ubuntu package if it's
>> only fixed in a ppa or upstream but not in release?
> ​In general, I'd say yes. If the PPA or upstream location will get
> automagically pulled down to release, then yes, it's appropriate. Since
> every upstream location is either in Debian or some known location (usually
> Launchpad), it's safe to assume that the fix will come down the pike.
> The one edge case I can think of is when it's fixed in an individual's PPA
> that is unrelated to the actual development of the package, then I'd say
> no. I've seen this kind of thing occur before and it's wonderful to have
> people fixing stuff on their own, but unless it's in the actual development
> stream, it's likely to get lost in the ether.
> ​I think this logic follows the logic of marking something fixed when it
> is fixed in a development version of Ubuntu or fixed in a version of Ubuntu
> greater than the original reporter's version. In other words, they may not
> be able to immediately install the fix, but eventually they should have
> access to it after a version upgrade.​
> In this case, QR Tools main development is in Launchpad. It's pushed up to
> Debian and Ubuntu pulls it down. So yep, makes sense.
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