[Mageia-dev] [Freeze] please let in xonotic

Samuel Verschelde stormi at laposte.net
Sun Mar 11 17:58:41 CET 2012

Le dimanche 11 mars 2012 13:21:57, Michael Scherer a écrit :
> Le samedi 10 mars 2012 à 10:26 +0100, Thierry Vignaud a écrit :
> > Hi
> > 
> > please let in xonotic-0.6.0
> > It's just a game that impacts nothing else.
> Niet.
> That's bugfix or security fixes.

Communication tip for the future : when such a policy change happens (this is 
a policy change, there were more exceptions in the past before package freeze, 
for leaf packages without weird deps and post/pre scripts and little impact), 
let's try to highlight it *before*.

There was a communication effort to announce the freeze: I read freeze 
announce, was present at the last packager meeting. However it didn't struck 
me, it all looked like the usual end of release cycle, with their common-sense 

A message such as "contrarily as what happened in the past" (this is the 
important part, highlight a *change*), "there will be no exception even for 
leaf non-critical packages, so that you all focus on bugfixes, as we know that 
otherwise you will not fix bugs and continue updating your packages". 

Best regards


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