Final Freeze approaching
steve.langasek at ubuntu.com
Mon Apr 12 11:08:15 BST 2010
Thanks to all of you for your help in making this past Thursday's beta
release a great success. 10.04 LTS is shaping up to be a great release!
A brief reminder of the timeline for freezes in these crucial last three
- The Beta freeze is lifted, but FeatureFreeze is still in effect. Please
don't forget to file your freeze exception requests if you're looking to
have non-bugfix changes go in before the final release!
- The final freeze goes into effect this Thursday, April 15. After this
date, all changes to the archive must be manually approved by a member of
the release team. Don't expect feature freeze exceptions to be granted
after this date! The focus will instead be on fixing critical bugs so
that we can have a solid 10.04 LTS release.
- For packages in universe that aren't seeded in any of the Ubuntu flavors,
this final freeze is nominal; packages must be manually accepted by the
archive admins, but no additional approval is required. This means that
if you *are* trying to get a package in that needs a FeatureFreeze
exception, it's important that you get release team approval *first*,
because the archive admins are not expected to check for an exception
approval before accepting these packages.
- We do need to have a cutoff for these packages as well, so that they all
have a chance to build before the archive is closed for release. The
hard cutoff for these universe packages will be April 26; you should plan
to have your changes uploaded before this date, since any last-minute
rush on the queue risks us rejecting some packages to avoid overloading
And remember that, since this is a long-term supported (LTS) release, there
are ample opportunities for further bugfixes after the final release by way
of the SRU process. Point releases for Ubuntu and Kubuntu LTS will be
made at roughly six-month intervals, with the first expected in July 2010 to
address any critical issues not identified or fixed in time for the 10.04
Steve Langasek Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer http://www.debian.org/
slangasek at ubuntu.com vorlon at debian.org
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