Contribution to universe [Was: Ubuntu mono packages]

Mark Shuttleworth mark at
Wed Sep 22 11:09:28 UTC 2004

I think it's important to expand universe as much as possible during 
this time. Please don't wait for Hoary to open up, let's get anything 
good into universe now, because we will be deluged with requests for it 
post-release if we don't, and people will end up running half-warty 
half-hoary systems, which will be a mess.

We've unblocked the kde builds which solved many of the requests. Let's 
make sure we've unblocked any other universe builds, and accept any 
other submissions for universe from users who have done the work to make 
the packages happen. For warty the process can be absolutely simply:

  - user makes updated source package available
  - user documents that package on a wiki page
  - James reviews licence and submits package for build

Yes, we'll want something more rigorous for Hoary, but I think we should 
get this in for warty now, or put up with a lot of WTF? reactions in a 
month's time.

Jeff Waugh wrote:

>On Wed, 2004-09-22 at 08:41 +0100, Mark Shuttleworth wrote:
>>Matt how would you feel about setting up a procedure where users can 
>>contribute updated packages for universe / multiverse. They would need 
>>to have (a) built it on a Warty system, (b) made sure it was clear of 
>>known security bugs. If nothing else, SOME external review and updating 
>>of universe / multiverse packages would be better than none.
>I'd be happy with this, once we have a clear process, but only for
>Hoary. :-)
>[ Please start new threads so we don't lose things. :-) ]
>- Jeff

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