Main frozen for Alpha 5

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at
Wed Sep 3 08:20:55 BST 2008

Hi everyone,

We're less than two days before the scheduled release of Intrepid Alpha 5,
and the milestone "freeze" is now in effect.  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:

The number of bugs targeted to this milestone is still 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-5 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[1] and Xubuntu[2] packages) may be
uploaded as usual - bearing in mind that the Feature Freeze is also now in

Steve Langasek
On behalf of the Ubuntu release team


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