Main frozen for Alpha 5

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at
Wed Feb 20 04:45:57 GMT 2008

Hi everyone,

The Hardy Alpha 5 release is due this week, so it's time for another
milestone "freeze".  Please take care that any packages that you upload to
main between now and the Alpha 5 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 bugs:

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

Packages that are not seeded on the CDs (i.e., most packages in universe,
with the exception of UbuntuStudio[1] and xubuntu[2] packages) may be
uploaded as usual - bearing in mind that the Feature Freeze is also now in

Between the lateness of this announcement and some Launchpad maintenance
that has been scheduled for this Thursday
(, we
anticipate that the Alpha 5 release will be delayed until Friday, February
22 to allow time for the ISO images to be tested appropriately.

Steve Langasek
On behalf of the Ubuntu release team


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