[Bug 274820] Re: Sugar feature freeze exception

Morgan Collett morgan.collett at gmail.com
Sat Sep 27 14:46:55 BST 2008

Cesare, we have packaging of newer upstream components in a PPA,
following the existing hardy packaging:
https://launchpad.net/~chapter78/+archive. That doesn't change package
names or binaries. While we have been working more closely with the
debian maintainer recently, it might be more risky to switch to the
debian packaging and maybe we should update the current packaging with
the latest upstream stable (slightly newer than this PPA - see
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SugarTeam/Packages where I have listed all the

I'll update the Sugar Team PPA to this latest upstream packaging in the
next few days and we can evaluate that. I'm open to suggestions in this
- what I want to see is Sugar updated before intrepid releases.

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Status in “sugar” source package in Ubuntu: Incomplete

Bug description:
Binary package hint: sugar

Sugar (http://sugarlabs.org/) is the UI from One Laptop Per Child that has spun off into an upstream project. 

The intrepid packaging is very out of date since it hasn't been updated since hardy. Jani Monoses did that packaging but hasn't been able to work on this. We have formed a Sugar Team to work on packaging (see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SugarTeam) but we are quite behind on this.

There has been a major release of Sugar recently, which we want to land in intrepid.

We want to sync Sugar's 0.82.x packages from debian, according to this list: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SugarTeam/Packages - there are a few minor packages which debian doesn't have, where we do have updated packaging in a PPA: https://launchpad.net/~chapter78/+archive

None of the packages we want to touch are dependencies of other things - this is a very self-contained project at this stage.

Please grant a Feature Freeze exception for Sugar so we can get this updated.

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