[debian-mysql] Mysql 5.6 for experimental?

Nicholas Bamber nicholas at periapt.co.uk
Thu Apr 12 19:04:30 UTC 2012

On 12/04/12 11:39, Olaf van der Spek wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 8:12 PM, Nicholas Bamber<nicholas at periapt.co.uk>  wrote:
>>         You probably want to build up your commitment slowly. So I would say
>> the first step is can you download the Debian source from the svn repository
>> and build it. If it fails you could email this list. I think we would want
>> the full build log as an attachment. I don't think the instructions for
>> building from the repository are perfect but I managed to work them so they
>> cannot be too bad. ;-)
>>         I you get past that stage you could try sending BTS patches for bugs
>> and where necessary showing how the bug can be reproduced.
> Is there a todo list for 5.5?
> Olaf

	As far as I have discussed it with Clint the priorities are:
1.) Modernize debian/rules
2.) Upgrade to the latest version.
3.) Import patches from Ubuntu.

I personally would add
4.) Check that the debian/copyright is all good, DEP-5 and lintian clean.
5.) Fix any easy to fix low impact bugs.

If they are familar and comfortable with debhelper in all its glory I 
don't see why someone should not offer a patch for 1.) It would be a big 
help and timesaver.

If Clint were to disappear, Clint please don't do that, I would tackle 
them in this order:

3.) never unless people offered these as patches in BTS.

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