[Pkg-crosswire-devel] Backports inclusion

Dmitrijs Ledkovs dmitrij.ledkov at gmail.com
Mon Jun 1 08:04:07 BST 2009

2009/6/1 Jonathan Marsden <jmarsden at fastmail.fm>:
> OK.  So, as far as we know, we're good for the moment.  We could test
> this by making two pbuilders, one with backports enabled and one without
> and trying builds of our packages and then comparing the results, if we
> want to test this in depth.

Yeah to many "if's" and "but if" so if it breaks we'll try to fix it.

> Longer term, once we get our stuff into Karmic (and Karmic is released!)
> we can then also get our stuff into *-backports or *-updates (whichever
> one is easier to get packages into, I always forget which way around
> they are!) and so avoid normal users needing to use a PPA at all.  The

-updates are for bug-fixes / serious regressions. -backports is for
new versions that are copied over from a newer release.

> longer term goal is to get all these packages into Ubuntu repositories,
> not keep on requiring that end users have to enable our PPA.  PPAs are
> for personal (or team) use, not really intended for global end user
> software distribution.

;) although in the original launchpad blog-post they did mention that
the intention is to build up communities around ppa's to test software

>> 2) Enable back ports only while building bibletime on hardy and keep
>> it turned off for the rest of the time.
> That's an interesting idea.  It might be awkward to remember to do, but
> it could work.
> There are a couple of post 2.0 minor bugfix patches for BT already, so
> I'm likely to include those in our BT 2.0 packages.  Once that is done,
> and we (I) provide a BT 2.0 package for Roberto to upload to unstable,
> we could turn off backports in the main ~pkgcrosswire PPA, if leaving it
> enabled really worries you.  But I think you are worrying unnecessarily
> about a hypothetical issue here.

.0 releases are never perfect ;-) let's keep backports for now.

> How did the exams go?

Had 2 and will have 2 more this week. =D

> Jonathan

With best regards

Dmitrijs Ledkovs (for short Dima),
Ледков Дмитрий Юрьевич

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