[Pkg-mediawiki-devel] Bug#728347: On packaging Mediawiki 1.23 for Debian jessie

Salvatore Bonaccorso carnil at debian.org
Thu Nov 13 20:23:16 UTC 2014

Hi all,

On Sat, Sep 27, 2014 at 01:04:35PM +0200, Thijs Kinkhorst wrote:
> Hi Thorsten
> Op vrijdag 26 september 2014 15:28:55 schreef Thorsten Glaser:
> > Failure to do so will mean shipping Mediawiki 1.19 in
> > jessie, which is currently upstream’s oldstable and
> > fading LTS. Mediawiki 1.23 is upstream’s current LTS;
> > we have an agreement from upstream to support 1.19 for
> > the lifetime of wheezy, and I guess they’d be willing
> > to extend the same for 1.23 and jessie, but I’d not
> > want to ask them to do that for 1.19. The delivery of
> > the security updates from upstream to Debian (both
> > stable and unstable) has been good so far, with only
> > a few minor bumps on the road (releases come out when
> > I go to bed, roughly, and I do not always have time,
> > and certain people submit unwanted bugreports about
> > new versions nobody asked for), and no concerns from
> > the stable-security team so far, so it’s been productive.
> Agreed; I think it's required that we ship 1.23 in Jessie in order to keep the 
> current security support strategy sustainable. So this needs to happen.
> > If anyone’s got a rough overview of what changed between
> > 1.19 and 1.23 for/from a packager’s PoV, thank you for
> > pointing it out to me.
> I cannot help you with testing the packages since I do not use them.
> However, I'm maintaining one large Mediawiki installation which for
> hysterical reasons does not use the package, and I can say that
> upgrading from 1.19 to 1.23 was easy and didn't re	quire any
> infrastructural changes. So I'm rather confident that this will also
> not present large issues in the packaging.

Going through some older mails I noticed this thread again. We
unfortunately are now defintively late for mediawiki 1.23 for Jessie.
Do we know something about the remaining time upstream will support
1.19? Is it realistic that we could for the jessie cycle be able to
support this version (and does it actually makes sense?).

Just a bunch of question, for which I don't have a clear answer.
Removing mediawiki for jessie also does possibly not really seem to be
an option.


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