[Pkg-mediawiki-devel] Bug#728347: Bug#728347: News about new upstream version of mediawiki

Raphael Hertzog hertzog at debian.org
Mon Dec 23 12:49:52 UTC 2013


On Mon, 23 Dec 2013, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
> > can you share your plans to update the mediawiki package ?
> Upstream said 1.19 would be an LTS release, so we chose
> it for wheezy; I (opinion of other maintainers) do *not*
> plan to upgrade it until some not-too-much time before the
> freeze, in the hopes that upstream will designate another
> LTS version to use for jessie-as-stable by then.
> From what I can see, none of the maintainers of the mw-
> related packages is (able to?) invest lots of time into
> it. Keeping the same (roughly) version in stable and te-
> sting reduces maintenance load, I think.

Well, you also ensure that you won't discover issues introduced in new
versions until well too-late in the developement cycle...

What are the chances that there will no new LTS until our next freeze?

In any case, it would still be very helpful to continue packaging new
upstream releases in experimental at least so that you can have early
feedback from people who have a special interest in those new upstream
releases... (and it looks like that some features in the new releases
generated user interest since someone filed this bug and since a
customer of mine asked about it too)

Raphaël Hertzog ◈ Debian Developer

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