[Pkg-zsh-devel] zsh_5.2-dev-1-1_amd64.changes ACCEPTED into experimental

Axel Beckert abe at debian.org
Wed Feb 17 17:25:01 UTC 2016

Hi again,

Axel Beckert wrote:
> Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> > >    * [86ca06fb] Import new upstream beta release.
> > zsh 5.2-dev-1 is not a beta release.  The version number was changed
> > (incremented) as a convenience for users of zsh from master, but does
> > not indicate a more-stable tree.
> > 
> > The version number is changed whenever a non-backwards-and-forwards-compatible
> > change to generating/parsing of *.zwc files is made, to prevent post-change
> > zsh from reading a *.zwc file generated by pre-change zsh (or vice-versa).
> Thanks for that information. I already wondered why nobody talked
> about it.

So I wonder how's the best way to get the packaging-features in that
upload into unstable. I see the following possibilities:

* Upload 5.2-dev-1 to unstable -- means a non-released inbetweenish
  version would get to unstable. Clearly not my preferred solution.

* Branch out a temporary branch called e.g. stretch or unstable or so
  just before I imported 5.2-dev-1 and then cherry-pick all packaging
  related commits. Not sure if there's a need to merge them back into
  master when the next upstream release (either 5.2.1 or 5.3) is out.
  (Not sure what jenkins-debian-glue does with arbitrary branch
  names -- probably try to build something from them.)

* Just wait for the next upstream release (either 5.2.1 or 5.3) and
  then upload it to unstable -- in the hope that this long enough
  before the freeze.

Anyone has a clue when to expect the next upstream release? That'd
make that decision much easier. :-)

		Regards, Axel
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