View Full Version : New Community Communication Model

March 23rd, 2005, 11:56 PM
I'd like to announce a new, more efficient manner of communicating with you guys for Hoary Backports.

I've been doing Backports Announcements since the start of the project. I think there's a good 50 pages' worth of these announcements in total. Often times, it takes longer to write one of these than it takes to actually make the backport.

So, as a result, I've decided to stop making Backport Announcement threads. Instead, you may look in the SVN changelog for that information (http://backports.ubuntuforums.org/log.php).

As far as bug reporting, requests, and promotions, I'd like to handle these via http://sourceforge.net/projects/ubuntu-bp , much like when this project first started. The bug tracker system allows me to see with greater ease what needs to be done, and how to prioritize these tasks. Packages that don't have any bugs against them after 7 days in staging will be automatically promoted to stable...

Along the same lines, I'd like to beg for more beta testing. I'd like more people to try out package in 'staging'. Looking at server logs, I am not getting too many people doing testing. Please help if you'd like to see this project stay afloat!

Ubuntu Backports team.

March 28th, 2005, 10:17 PM
First thing John...is that I want to say thanks for all of the time and hard work that you have put into the Backports project...you are a big part of what makes Ubuntu great!!!

When I click...(http://backports.ubuntuforums.org/log.php)...I (http://backports.ubuntuforums.org/log.php%29...I) recieve this error message.

404 Not Found

The requested URL/log.php was not found on this server.

Just thought you might want to know.

Again ....Thanks.


April 4th, 2005, 10:14 PM

The closing parenthesis and stuff got hotlinked. I'll fix that eventually.

May 4th, 2005, 02:46 AM
Well, it's been a month and a bit since I started using this model.

I like it. It cuts the pointless chit-chatter that takes valuable time away from Backports.

A few changes have evolved over this time:

Like before, use the Subversion changelog on http://backports.ubuntuforums.org/ to learn about new backports -- Every change is logged with excruciating details :)
If there's any major backport, like Firefox, Openoffice, (Samba ;) ), I'll start a thread about it, to raise awareness a bit.
If you find a bug or problem with a backport, feel free to start a thread about it!
Once every week or so, I'll start a "proposed stable bumps" thread, where I list packages ready to be promoted. You can voice your last minute yay/nay's there.