[IPython-dev] IPython ubuntu packaging.

Julian Taylor jtaylor.debian at googlemail.com
Thu Sep 29 14:58:23 EDT 2011

On 09/29/2011 08:17 PM, Thomas Kluyver wrote:
> On 29 September 2011 19:13, Julian Taylor <jtaylor.debian at googlemail.com
> <mailto:jtaylor.debian at googlemail.com>> wrote:
>     There should be plenty of time to get 0.12 or higher into 12.04, the
>     feature freeze will probably be end of February 2012, the release will
>     be end of April.
> Will they be cagey about taking things after the import freeze, if its
> going to be an LTS release? I don't really know about the procedures,
> but I thought the aim was to get it into Debian before the import
> freeze, so that it would be synced automatically.

You can add new stuff after feature freeze, but it should be motivated
somehow, e.g. the new features are really useful, it was very well
tested etc. Generally whenever the gains outweighs possible regression
risks [0].
The closer one gets to release to more conservative one should be, but
as long as you have a maintainer who cares about the package and will
fix regressions also after release the rules can be relaxed quite a bit,
especially for development focused packages like ipython.

The packages will be still synced from debian whenever possible.

[0] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FreezeExceptionProcess

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