Quantal Alpha 2 milestone release prep

Kate Stewart kate.stewart at ubuntu.com
Mon Jun 25 21:33:13 UTC 2012

Dear Developers,

   We'll be starting to spin the images for Quantal Alpha 2 tonight. 

  The experiment we used during Alpha 1 seems to have worked out fairly
well :), so we'll be continuing with it in Alpha 2 until better tooling
is available.   For this milestone following rules will apply:
  - If a package is needed to fix a bug that would block the 
    milestone, it should still be uploaded to quantal.
  - If a package does not touch any of the images, 
    it can still be uploaded to quantal.
  - All other uploads should be done to quantal-proposed first.  
    In particular, an upload that will increase the count of
    uninstallable packages in main, even temporarily, MUST be 
    done to quantal-proposed instead of to quantal.  
    Affected uploads include:
     - all shared library packages (due to multiarch)
     - any uploads that will leave packages uninstallable on 
       one architecture while the autobuilders catch up 
       (due to out-of-sync Arch: all / Arch: any binary packages)
     - any packages that introduce new versioned Conflicts/Breaks 
       and require coordination between multiple source packages

Auto syncs of packages from Debian Unstable have been stopped until we
release A2.

If you have any questions about where you should upload, please ask on
#ubuntu-release first.

Thank you for your help getting Alpha 2 ready to ship.

Kate Stewart
on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team. 

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