Proposal for weekly Ensemble releases into Oneiric

Dustin Kirkland kirkland at
Fri Jul 15 15:14:24 UTC 2011

On Fri, Jul 15, 2011 at 10:10 AM, Clint Byrum <clint at> wrote:
> Excerpts from Robbie Williamson's message of Mon Jul 11 16:26:36 -0700 2011:
>> Hi all,
>> Given the rapid pace of development with ensemble, and the needs of
>> people trying to build solutions with it in Oneiric, I would like to
>> propose that we implement a weekly release schedule for ensemble, and
>> the related packages in the ensemble PPA, for Ubuntu.  This approach
>> really helped with Unity integration in Desktop, which was (and still is
>> in some ways) a rapidly advancing project.  I'm not familiar with the
>> details of the ensemble daily build PPA, but "in theory", I imagine it
>> would simply be syncing from it on a weekly cadence.  I think Monday, or
>> possibly Tuesday, is the best day of the week, so as not to collide with
>> any releases or freezes.  Thoughts?  Can someone take this effort on?
> Good plan.
> Unless anybody has any red flag on this, I'll go ahead and do this every
> Tuesday.  I'm also going to start linking specific bugs to the Ubuntu
> package that need to get fixed in 11.10, and will encourage others to
> do so. If there are Critical open bugs in upstream, I will delay the
> weekly release until they are closed.

Excellent. +1 from the SI Team.  We'll make sure our blocking bugs are
tagged/targeted appropriately.


Dustin Kirkland
Manager, Systems Integration
Corporate Services
Canonical, LTD

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