On 07.01.2013 16:19, Colin Watson wrote:
On Fri, Jan 04, 2013 at 10:37:11AM +0200, Timo Aaltonen wrote:
   I'm requesting a MRE for SSSD. Upstream* generally supports
several branches at any time; one or two LTM (long term maintenance)
branches and the latest non-LTM stable branch. The current supported
branches are:

1.5.x LTM
   ^- Ubuntu 11.10
1.8.x LTM
   ^- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
1.9.x
   ^- Ubuntu 12.10
(1.10 will be the next LTM)

There is no written policy about allowing only bugfixes on the
stable branches. Actually, 1.5.x did receive features upstream
deemed appropriate for it, but the other branches haven't. There is
a test-suite that is run during package build, but due to the nature
of the package it's impractical to cover every use case. The stable
releases are being tested by upstream and the community though (and
Fedora users which get the updates quickly, RHEL later), so giving a
few weeks after a release should reveal the regressions a release
might have.

I probably don't have much in the way of objection.  However, the only
SRU for sssd that's ever made it as far as -proposed was for bug 585885,
which failed the SRU process due to a lack of testers.  Do you have
plans for marshalling efforts to verify SRUs under an MRE such as this?

Well, I do get asked about the new versions every now and then, so expect the folks requesting these to test them. So yes, after a new bugfix release has been released and pushed to the team PPA, it would get pushed as an official update if no issues have been found and tested again by those who need it. Things have changed a bit since the old, rejected SRU bug :)


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