Fwd: Mentoring for a new member from Brazil.

Tiago Porangaba tiagoporangaba at gmail.com
Wed May 22 09:49:53 UTC 2013

Totally! Now I got it.

Thank you very much.

Um abraço,
Tiago Porangaba

On Tue, May 21, 2013 at 5:31 AM, Robie Basak <robie.basak at canonical.com>wrote:

> On Sat, May 18, 2013 at 12:37:04AM -0300, Tiago Porangaba wrote:
> > However I am not sure what you mean saying *"isolating and*
> > *cherry-picking fixes shouldn't be too difficult."*
> > *
> > *
> > My guess is that you mean that I should pick a triaged bug, pick one fix
> > from some suggested fixes and submit this fix (after QA). Is that right?
> The SRU process requires that we fix the development version first. This
> is often achieved by taking the latest upstream version that might
> already have the problem fixed, or applying our own fix.
> Then we have to backport the fix to stable releases for bugs where we
> feel it is appropriate. You can find a list of such bugs at [1] that
> have been nominated for (Precise) 12.04, for example. To prepare the
> fix, I'm proposing that as a programmer you may be able to more easily
> locate the patch that fixed the problem in the development version,
> backport it (change it as needed so that it applies correctly to the
> older version and still fixes the problem), make it minimal if necessary
> (so that it's easier to understand and minimises the chances of
> regressions), test it, and prepare a debdiff for an update to the stable
> release.
> Does that make sense?
> Robie
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