[ubuntu-studio-devel] Backports for Ubuntu Studio Xenial

Ross Gammon ubuntu at the-gammons.net
Tue May 3 15:25:15 UTC 2016

On 05/02/2016 10:23 PM, Kaj Ailomaa wrote:
> I would also like to participate in this, if not backport request, then
> at least testing when the time comes. Was thinking of when would be the
> good time to do those, and at least every 6 months is a good time to do
> the whole list - when the next release is out.
> Every now and then there may an important release that could be
> important to backport in advance, but otherwise it may be hard to do
> quality control on packages in the dev release if we have no
> confirmation if they have been tested at all.

The recommended process tests that the backport builds OK, has at least
been tested that it installs OK, and that any reverse dependencies still
work. We can use the us-dev ppa to do a more thorough functional test.

> What kind of schedule did you have in mind?

I would prefer to chip away at them continuously over time. The testing
part is pretty time consuming, so doing them all at once could be tricky
as it is difficult for me to find suitable slots of time.

I was hoping to hack a quick tool to tell me when the upstream version
number has been increased between the LTS & devel releases on the list
of packages, and run it periodically.

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