[DRE-maint] Lenny release team summary (important! read this!)

Filipe Lautert filipe at icewall.org
Sat Aug 16 15:13:32 UTC 2008

On Sat, 16 Aug 2008, Michael Schutte wrote:

> On Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 02:36:51PM +0200, Paul van Tilburg wrote:
>> Finally, I have noticed there are a few packages of our that should get
>> a release block exception, but I haven't created a script to determine
>> which of our packages have a newer version in Sid w.r.t. Lenny.  If
>> someone could do this and check if we need to request exceptions for
>> them (because they fix severity important or RC bugs), I would be
>> grateful.
> I haven’t written a script either, but rather scanned our QA overview
> page manually.  These packages need freeze exceptions to fix RC or
> important (*) bugs:
> | libcairo-ruby           487204
> ruby1.9/hppa again, but we’ll force it in then (see Lucas’ mail).
> | libgemplugin-ruby       493227
> | libgems-ruby            493309          [new upstream release]
> | libxml-ruby             485738*         [new upstream release]
> These two won’t get approved by the release team (huge debdiffs).  I
> suppose this means backporting changes and uploading to t-p-u, which
> should be easy for libgems-ruby, but more complex for libxml-ruby.
> | libxtemplate-ruby1.8    472430*
> | mongrel                 491807*
> If I understand [1] correctly, mongrel, libgems-ruby, libgemplugin-ruby,
> and shoes (not maintained by us) need to go in together.  Or are there
> better interpretations?

And libxml-ruby too. sid version closes an important bug with a new 
upstream release - I would prefer the version in sid to be released in 
Lenny rather than create a patch for lenny version.

> [1] http://release.debian.org/migration/testing.pl?package=libgems-ruby;expand=1

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