Ubuntu 8.04 beta approaching

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at ubuntu.com
Tue Mar 11 17:50:45 GMT 2008

The Ubuntu 8.04 beta release is approaching, scheduled for March 20th
(https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardyReleaseSchedule). Please refer to the
milestone overview in Launchpad for a list of remaining items; either the
easy-sort list:


or the list of just the open bugs:


If you have bugs on this list, please fix them at the earliest possible
opportunity, or (in consultation with other developers and the Ubuntu QA
team) un-milestone them if they are not required for beta. If you have
bugs you think should be on this list, talk with the Ubuntu QA team
about having them milestoned.

Please also do not lose sight of the list of bugs affecting the release as a


The beta freeze will begin on March 13th; after that point uploads
will require approval from the release team, which will generally only
be granted if they fix beta-critical bugs. The toolchain freeze begins
now; toolchain changes require approval from the release team.

Over the next few days, please pay attention to eliminating
inconsistencies in the archive, including:

    uninstallable packages in main and restricted

    undeclared Replaces or Conflicts (contact Robert Collins or Michael
    Vogt about false positives or if you need help)

Archive administrators should spend time ensuring that any pending
main<->universe component changes have been processed
(http://people.ubuntu.com/~ubuntu-archive/component-mismatches.txt). If
you are waiting for something on this list, please help out by filing
good main inclusion reports.

Steve Langasek
On behalf of the Ubuntu release team

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