[Oneiric-Topic] SRU Process

Clint Byrum clint at ubuntu.com
Thu Mar 31 15:02:11 UTC 2011

Excerpts from Scott Kitterman's message of Wed Mar 30 08:31:15 -0700 2011:
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuBackports
> It's driven by user request and testing.  In the case of packages with 
> rdepends we require testing of those as well (sometimes rdepends need to be 
> backported as well) so we don't leave users with a broken system.  A 
> reasonably large fraction of users enable backports, so we need to be careful 
> (you should have seenthe flurry of bug reports when I did a backport that 
> broke Flash).
> Once we have not-automatic fully deployed we might be able to reconsider this.
> Backports are a purely community driven process, so we're always looking for 
> more help.

Scott, I think it may be worth arguing for a bit more of the
Canonical-Employed server team members' time if backports achieves the
level of usability that seems very close. I think it would certainly
make upstreams happier too if instead of cherrypicking medium priority
fixes into -updates, we just put critical fixes in -updates and pointed
anyone wanting those nit-pick bugs fixed at backports.

More information about the ubuntu-server mailing list