Feature Freeze this Thursday

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at ubuntu.com
Tue Aug 25 01:52:37 BST 2009

Dear Developers,

The Karmic Feature Freeze is scheduled for this Thursday, August 27.

This means that all of your Karmic-targeted specs should be either at Beta
Available or Postponed by the end of day on Wednesday.  Please make sure to
update the status of your specs.  You should check that packages you care
about are at a version suitable for release.

Requests for freeze exceptions for main should be filed as bugs in
Launchpad against the relevant package (or just "Ubuntu" if the
package is not available yet). Once the bug is filed and the necessary
information is available, please subscribe the ubuntu-release team.

For universe, the motu-release team will approve new packages and upstream
version freeze exceptions between now and the Beta.

It is expected that the MOTU release team will also delegate responsibility
for some exceptions to domain experts, as they have done in the past.  Look
for this list to arrive by Thursday.

Please see this wiki page for full details on freeze exception requests:


Steve Langasek
On behalf of the Ubuntu release team

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