Package version match with upstream in reviewing

Kalpa Welivitigoda callkalpa at
Mon Jun 3 13:10:20 UTC 2013

On Mon, Jun 3, 2013 at 6:03 PM, Pierre-Yves Chibon <pingou at>wrote:

> On , Kalpa Welivitigoda wrote:
>> Hi,
>> It is compulsory that a package waiting to be reviewed, be submitted
>> with the latest version in upstream?
> Officially, it is a SHOULD (as pointed out by Volker), practically it is
> pretty much consider as a MUST unless there is/are valid reason(s) not to.
> The choice is then left up to the packager and the reviewer.
Thanks for the explanation

> But I'm Matej here, could you expand why you would not want the latest
> version
> from upstream?
It's not that I don't want the latest version. I just asked to know how it
is been practised so that it can help me in my reviews.

> Pierre
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Best Regards,

Kalpa Welivitigoda
Junior Treasurer | Electrical Engineering Society
Undergraduate | Department of Electrical Engineering
University of Moratuwa
Sri Lanka
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