[debian-mysql] mysql workbench

Clint Byrum clint at ubuntu.com
Thu May 3 18:43:07 UTC 2012

Excerpts from Nicholas Bamber's message of Wed May 02 22:45:22 -0700 2012:
> On 03/05/12 06:27, Jonathan Aquilina wrote:
> > Technically wouldnt pulling from a PPA be easier? In the sense the major
> > part of the work is done in regards to packaging, and it might need a
> > tweak here or there in regards to getting it to conform with debian
> > requirements and thats it? isnt thats whats being done with mysql 5.5
> > its being pulled from ubuntu 12.04 and migrated to debian and
> > transitioned that way?
> >
> >
> Erm  not really. The way the flow is supposed to work is Debian -> 
> Ubuntu. That is the only flow that has any degree of automation but 
> Debian developers are always free to pull patches from where they like 
> and Ubuntu developers to dvierge if they fee tha necessary.

A slight correction, the way the flow *generally* works is Debian to
Ubuntu. But there is no reason Debian shouldn't merge from Ubuntu in
the same way that Ubuntu merges from Debian on a regular basis. The
general reason thats not done is that Debian has all the manpower of
the individual maintainers, so usually Ubuntu devs are well behind
Debian's developers.

> What happened with MySQL is that the Debian side got impoissibly short 
> satffed and so Ubuntu pulled ahead. As far as I am concerned we are 
> working our way back to convergence and which point it should make sense 
> for Ubuntu to just pull from Debian once again. And hopefully Clint 
> should be a developer in both and be able to keep both happy with a 
> single source.

Indeed, its far more natural to sync from Debian to Ubuntu, and  thats the
eventual goal. I hope to have the packages in sync at some point in the
near future. Ideally that would be before wheezy freezes, but I have not
seen the resolutoin of whether or not we can start that transition yet.

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