[Pkg-alsa-devel] 1.0.13rc2

Jordi Mallach jordi at debian.org
Mon Sep 18 11:09:42 UTC 2006

Heya Elimar,

On Sun, Sep 17, 2006 at 11:10:07PM +0200, Elimar Riesebieter wrote:
> should we release 1.0.13rc2? Does it make sense to release release
> candidates to experimental?
> Looking back to prior releases there was no user-feedback. IMHO we
> should release rc's only by user request, i.e. in case of a new
> driver or something. But this can be done in a sid backport via
> HG-patches as well, isn't it?
> What do you think?

What was useful for Thomas and I of doing experimental uploads in the
past was to be able to report problems before the final release.

Had we worked on the 1.0.12rcs early, we would have probably been able
to spot the ppc modules build error soon enough to avoid the bug
appearing in 1.0.12.

It also allows us to prepare the final releases for unstable really
fast, as the changes from the last rc to the final release are normally

Also, it provides an easy test path for new versions in the case of "my
card doesn't work" bugs.

It depends on whether we feel we have the manpower and motivation,
though. If you, being the main packager right now, don't feel you don't
have the energy to do it, this discussion is probably moot. I can as
always do my best to reply to your upload requests as soon as possible,
but as you know I'm not 100% reliable.

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