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

Florian Hubold doktor5000 at arcor.de
Sun Mar 11 18:12:54 CET 2012

Am 11.03.2012 17:58, schrieb Samuel Verschelde:
> 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
> exceptions.
> 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
> Samuel
I can only chime in with Stormi, in last packager meeting ennael
said that new packages would be allowed during the freeze,
but we should focus on bug fixes, which is comprehensible.
Also misc didn't say anything that new packages are disallowed.

So when did this change and who changed it? Or is it just that the
reason given for xonotic was not enough?

I'm just asking in advance, because i've not gotten around to properly
testing qtsixa, which i wanted to add for Mageia 2 and to resolve
Because i didn't want to import it untested, and another problem
is that i can't spare a physical cauldron installation, which made
testing a lot more difficult, it's not in Mageia yet.

Also what about adding hardware support as e.g. needed for
https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4249 ?
Also disallowed?

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