[Olsr-users] Debian/Ubuntu package updates
Tue Apr 2 20:56:24 CEST 2013
On 02/04/13 20:18, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
> For basically any sizeable distro, there is a 'stable' release and a 'current'
> For squeeze/stable, only security or total breakage bugs can be fixed, and
> only with very targetted patches. That's basically the same with
> wheezy/testing, since its about to be released. For unstable, I can put
> whatever version in, and that will also be included in the upcoming Ubuntu
> release. experimental can have anything, and nothing relies on it.
> I uploaded 0.6.3-6 to unstable so it gets included in Ubuntu/raring. Its very
> well tested at this point. Once 0.6.5.2 gets more testing, I'll push it to
By your own reasoning you can push anything into unstable.
So push the latest from the release branch in, that's what it's for.
I can assure you that the release branch is quite stable and well tested.
And if there are patches Debian is shipping with that are not upstream
it's A Very Good Idea to try to upstream those patches.
We did that with OpenWRT too and it's a win-win
@Henning: do the current 4 patches on the release branch warrant a new
> On 04/02/2013 12:34 AM, Ferry Huberts wrote:
>> On 02/04/13 08:17, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
>>> Just pushed a bunch of package updates, here's how things stand now:
>>> * wheezy: 0.6.2 with the net_output stack fix from 0.6.4
>>> * squeeze-backports: the wheezy version above
>>> * unstable: 0.6.3 with the net_output stack fix from 0.6.4
>>> * experimental: 0.6.5.2 with some hardening flags
>>> Ubuntu: same as Debian/unstable
>>> Any testing, feedback, etc. is most appreciated!
>> Why not straight from the release branch for all?
>> (0.6.5.2 + the 4 patches at the time of writing)
>> We're doing the maintenance on the release branch especially for
>> distributions. If they're not using that then there's no point in us
>> doing that, IMHO.
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