Core packages i.e. Mesa in Ubuntu releases
On Tue, 2009-03-17 at 10:27 +0000, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> (moving to ubuntu-devel as there's no need to keep this inside the tech
> Philip Wyett, CCed, raised a concern with regard to Mesa, which shipped with
> a pre-release version in Ubuntu 8.04.
> On Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 10:35:05AM +0000, Mark Shuttleworth wrote:
> > Thanks for raising this.
> > It certainly seems reasonable to move from an RCx to a release as an
> > SRU.
> In some circumstances, yes, but not generally (in my opinion). In general,
> our preferred approach is to go out with a stable release, and we should
> only (knowingly) deviate from that when we have a plan for how to support it
> in the field.
> The case where this can happen unknowingly is if Debian updates to a
> pre-release version of a package we don't touch.
> > We did so with Firefox3.
> In that case, we made an explicit choice to ship the pre-release, and to
> update it to the final release, well before Ubuntu released.
> > It's less clear that we should SRU subsequent releases, like 7.0.4 after
> > 7.0.3.
> > Does the SRU process outline a preferred approach in these cases?
> For point releases on a stable branch, yes. For pre-release snapshots, no.
I have posted a bug for the SRU update request to 7.0.3.
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