[pkg-boost-devel] boost1.53 rebuild

Dmitrijs Ledkovs xnox at debian.org
Wed Mar 27 09:28:04 UTC 2013

On 27 March 2013 04:16, Steve M. Robbins <steve at sumost.ca> wrote:
> On March 26, 2013 10:47:33 AM Dmitrijs Ledkovs wrote:
>> Should I open a transition bug report and start filing wishlist bugs
>> against the affected packages & block the transition bug?
> Sounds like a good idea to me.  I just filed the transition bug (copied to you)
> so you can start to use it.


>> When jessie opens, I fear this transition tangling in with the other
>> transitions.
> No doubt.  It always does.
>> I proposed open next ubuntu devel release (in may) with boost1.53 as
>> default. Would boost maintainers welcome that? When are you planning to
>> switch to boost1.53 by default in Debian? (It was raised as a concern in
>> Ubuntu) [1]
> Well, that depends on when wheezy is released.  Left to my own devices, I'd
> probably try to transition to the latest Boost version when "unstable" is open
> for new development again.
> Boost 1.53 was released in February, so I expect Boost 1.54 in early May.
> When does Ubuntu need to make a decision?

Here is the tentative schedule for S Release:

First week of May, we first open the archive for a small subset of
uploads and a week or two later do a general announcement "toolchain
uploaded, you can upload everything and debian import has started".
In the previous cycle, during this intermittent period (1.5 weeks), we
did a full python 3.2->3.3 transition. I'd like to squeeze in
boost1.53 during first week of May as well.

> Note also that the first transition from 1.49 to 1.53 or later will be fairly
> painful as that is 4 versions (a year in the life of Boost).  But a subsequent
> transition by one Boost release may be smoother.  Last year I did a transition
> to 1.49 just 6 weeks or so after the transition to 1.48.  So one thought is to
> do the transition to 1.53 as soon as possible, then do another transition
> closer to when the Ubuntu release is freezing.  (when might that be?)

Sounds like a good plan, in Ubuntu we like to follow Debian on
transitions. E.g. we can pick up next boost in june/july time.



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