Getting things into Jessie (#1)

Make it easy for us to review your request

The release team gets a lot of mail at this time in the cycle. Make it easy for us by:

  • including as much information as you can think of
    • yes, even if you think it’s too much
    • remember we have probably never seen your package before
    • if you do write a lot, include a short summary at the top
  • not deviating from the freeze policy without a really good reason
    • explain why you deviated and why it’s really good in your request
  • demonstrating that you’ve considered and checked your changes carefully
    • that’s one (but not the sole) reason we ask for a source debdiff (and assume you’ve read it yourself)