[Pkg-ayatana-devel] Update plans for Ayatana packages in Precise/Wheezy?

Evgeni Golov evgeni at debian.org
Thu Jun 28 16:00:54 UTC 2012

Hi Ted,

On Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 08:40:03AM -0500, Ted Gould wrote:
> On Sun, 2012-06-24 at 09:10 +0200, Evgeni Golov wrote:
> > as you may probably know, Debian will freeze on the 30th of June [1].
> > As I intended to follow Ubuntu's LTS release for Wheezy (it's easier to
> > steal updates meant for a LTS release :)), I am wondering how your
> > update plan looks like. Let's take dbusmenu as an example (it's the only
> > one that got a new version in Quantal already):
> > 
> > libdbusmenu | 0.6.1-0ubuntu3 |       precise | source
> > libdbusmenu | 0.6.2-0ubuntu1 |       quantal | source
> > 
> > Is 0.6.2 meant to be backported to Precise at any time soon? Or will
> > Precise get 0.6.1-0ubuntu4 if fixes are needed?
> > Debian currently has 0.6.1-2, which is based on 0.6.1-0ubuntu3 and I
> > wonder whether I should update to 0.6.2 for Wheezy or not?
> Howdy,
> Yes, you should take 0.6.2 for Wheezy, it was partially for a patch, but
> also so that we didn't have so many distro patches out there.  You could
> of course just grab the patches, but I'd recommend the release :-)

Thanks! I uploaded 0.6.2-1 to unstable and it is on its way to Wheezy :)

> Also, just so you know, I'm not working on the indicator stack directly
> as much right now.  Still consulting, but not directly.  Charles and Tim
> are and would probably be better contacts for you (I'll happily answer
> questions, but they'll have more correct answers ;-).

Yeah, already got in touch with Charles while he was merging my "Ubuntu 
is sooo stupid and asumes all arches are equal" patches ;-)

> For Tim and Charles, Evgeni has been packaging the majority of the
> indicator/dbusmenu/etc. stack for Debian.  This includes the pkg-ayatana
> group in Debian.

Yupp. If you like, you can join the group itself at [1] or the 
mailinglist at [2]. So you can listen to the low-traffic noise and 
mumble when we do things wrong :)

Greets and lots of thanks

[1] https://alioth.debian.org/projects/pkg-ayatana/
[2] https://lists.alioth.debian.org/mailman/listinfo/pkg-ayatana-devel

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