[ovs-dev] Bug#701758: openvswitch: new version upstream

Ernesto Domato edomat at gmail.com
Tue Feb 26 20:43:49 UTC 2013

On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 5:23 PM, Ben Pfaff <blp at nicira.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 04:49:46PM -0300, Ernesto Domato wrote:
>> Yeah, I know the Wheezy is already frozen, but I thought that maybe
>> the last version in Sid could be nice try it.
> The normal path to a getting a bug fix for a severe bug into testing
> is to first upload it into unstable (sid).  Uploading a newer version
> to unstable would, as I understand it, complicate the process should a
> severe bug show up before release.

Hmmm... if I'm not wrong, Sid is the development branch that after 10
days moves the package to actual testing branch unless it's freeze
(which doesn't means that you can't keep uploading new packages to
Sid, they'll just only not be migrated to testing) or someone fills a
critical-release bug that holds the package in Sid, it could also be
hold by problems on other depending packages that also cannot be
migrated to testing.

Also known as "unstable", Sid then is used for new releases that
upstream consider stable (unstable versions can be uploaded to
experimental for trial).

Anyway, if you wish you could upload a new version into "experimental"
if you're not sure about the stability of the software and it could
help you to stay up-to-date with changes that could affect the next
releases of Debian.

Just my two cents.


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