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

Thorsten Glaser t.glaser at tarent.de
Mon Dec 23 13:01:24 UTC 2013

On Mon, 23 Dec 2013, Raphael Hertzog wrote:

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

Sure, but that happens always, no matter how you set the
cut-off. Unless we stick with 1.19 for jessie too. I think
you wouldn’t want that. So this is no argument.

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

Dunno, haven’t talked to the Mediawiki people yet. Worst
case, we just take the then-current version, as usual.

> 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

Hm, are you volunteering? Also, this gets a nightmare
wrt. the extensions… but I now know how to fix _that_ ;)

Anyway… I’m doing this for work at $dayjob, so the
interest from me is to have stable, not-too-often-
changing, mediawiki versions in Debian. I’ll not
block you, I didn’t block David’s package split
either, but I’m not going to do the work, sorry.

(Not speaking for the others, at least jmw and
Romain should still be there somewhere…)

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