Main frozen for Karmic Alpha 6

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at
Tue Sep 15 05:04:45 BST 2009

Dear developers,

Two days from the expected release of Karmic Alpha 6, the milestone freeze
is now in effect.  Please take care that any packages that you upload to
main between now and the Alpha 6 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.  Currently, there are only a handful of bugs
that are blockers for the milestone:

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-6 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
net.  Also, please keep in mind that both during and after the milestone
freeze, the feature freeze and UI freeze are both still in effect.

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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