May 2007 Archives

It is not high crowded here, but we have about 2-3 visitors at any time at the booth.

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While reading the newest print version of the German LinuxMagazin i found an interview with Mark Shuttleworth, which made me partly wonder. There he says:

"Bei vielen Sachen, die einen großen Einfluss auf Systeme wie den Kernel, oder Open Office haben, übernehmen wir die Führungsrolle, wir stellen die Pakete und viele gelangen so zu Debian. Also sind wir in vielen Fällen der Upstream von Debian." (english: On many things, which do have a great influence on systems like kernel, or Open Office, we take the leadership role, we supply the packages and many of those getting into Debian this way. Therefore we are the upstream of Debian in many cases.)

I know of certain packages, like python, gcc, apt and maybe, which are mainly maintained by Ubuntu developers. But is this really true: Is Ubuntu really upstream of many Debian packages?

Can someone please enlighten me, and give me some statistics where Ubuntu is upstream of Debian, and where Debian is upstream of Ubuntu? I would really like to know the facts.

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As there are currently four persons working on the next stable release (Dann Frazier, Luk Claes, Julien Danjou and me), we decided to track all issues for the next stable release (4.0r1) also in the Debian BTS.

So if you would like to look what we currently consider for 4.0r1, have a look here. Before adding a bug (eg. with the command bts user . usertag 420759 + SRM) please contact the stable release team first, or even better, let the stable release team add your bug there on their own. Also, not all uploaded packages to proposed-updates will automatically considered for the next stable release.

Update: With "contact the stable release team first" i do mean, please send requests to debian-release@lists.d.o, not contacting release team members in private over IRC or direct eMail. And NO, h01ger, cellphone is also not an option!!!1!!!elf!!!!

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Advantage of the time AJ was DPL: Requests of the stable release team to the FTP-Admin team got processed quite fast. The stable release team is now waiting since a couple of weeks to get
#418639 fixed. Also AJ promised to semi-automate p-u-new processing, which didn't happen since the release of etch.

current mood: frustrated.

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