Main frozen for Alpha 2

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at
Tue Dec 16 21:06:57 GMT 2008

Hi all,

I hope everyone had a great UDS this year - both those who were present in
Mountain View, and those who were able to join us remotely.

Before we all scatter for the end-of-year holidays, we're scheduled to have
our second milestone for Jaunty, Jaunty Alpha 2, this Thursday, December 18.

So from here until Alpha 2 is out, the milestone "freeze" is now in effect.
Please take care that any packages that you upload to main between now and
the Alpha 2 release will help us in the goal of a high quality and timely
alpha, and hold any disruptive or unnecessary uploads until after the alpha
is out.  Again, this means the primary focus should be on resolving these

The number of bugs targeted to this early milestone is quite small, but
there's plenty of other work to be done in getting the archive in a
consistent state so that we don't have uninstallable packages for the
alpha-2 milestone:

Remember that this is a "soft" freeze, so you are each responsible for
making sure your uploads are appropriate - Launchpad will not be your safety

Packages that are not seeded on the CDs (i.e., most packages in universe,
with the exception of UbuntuStudio, Xubuntu, and Mythbuntu packages) may be
uploaded as usual.

Steve Langasek
On behalf of the Ubuntu release team

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