On 2015-10-06 09:28:56 +0200 (+0200), Thomas Goirand wrote:
> Master != kilo. It still means that I have to do all of the backport
> work by myself.
> I know that it's the common assumption that, as the package maintainer
> in Debian, I should volunteer to fix any issue in the 6+ million lines
> of code in OpenStack ! :)
> I do try to fix things when I can. But unfortunately, this doesn't scale
> well enough... In this particular case, it was really too much work.

That is the trade-off you make by choosing to maintain as many
packages as you do. You can obviously either spend time contributing
stable backports upstream or time packaging software. Just accept
that, as with Debian itself, "stable" means OpenStack upstream makes
the bare minimum alterations necessary. This includes, in some
cases, continuing to test the software in those branches with
dependencies which were contemporary to the corresponding releases
rather than chasing ever changing behavior in them. Sometimes it is
done for expediency due to lack of interested volunteer effort, and
sometimes out of necessity because dependencies may simply conflict
in unresolvable ways.
Jeremy Stanley

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