[Pkg-xfce-devel] Re: XFCE 4.4 and Debian Etch?

Emanuele Rocca ema at debian.org
Wed Jan 10 16:55:51 CET 2007


* Mişu Moldovan <dumol at gnome.ro> wrote:
> Strange, I still see new releases coming in (not only the Debian suffix
> version is incremented). From today's updates on a machine that was last
> updated during the weekend (mozilla-mplayer is from "main"):
>         mozilla-mplayer (3.21-1 => 3.31+main-1)

It was not a real new upstream release:

 mplayerplug-in (3.31+main-1) unstable; urgency=low
   * Fake a new upstream version number so that the pristine tarball
     shows up properly in main. No other changes.

* Alexander Toresson <alexander.toresson at gmail.com> wrote:
> New versions of packages can still come into etch, but the
> maintainer(s) will need permission from the release managers.

No, new upstream release are generally not allowed to hit testing, given that
Etch is frozen:


  - If your package needs to be updated for Etch, and the version in
    unstable doesn't contain extraneous changes (e.g, the version is the
    same between testing and unstable), please upload your fix to
    unstable and contact debian-release at lists.debian.org.


Now, so as not to have everyone contact us at once about packages we
know we won't approve, here are the guidelines for changes that will be
accepted into testing during the freeze:

  - fixes for release critical bugs (i.e., bugs of severity critical,
    grave, and serious) in all packages;

  - changes for release goals, if they are not invasive;

  - fixes for severity: important bugs in packages of priority: optional
    or extra, only when this can be done via unstable;

  - translation updates and

  - documentation fixes.


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