12.04.2 Point Release Delay

Pete Graner pete.graner at canonical.com
Fri Jan 11 16:18:48 UTC 2013

Ubuntu 12.04.2 is currently scheduled to be released on Jan 31st [0].

This is the first time we have shipped a backported Hardware
Enablement stack in a LTS release, comprised of a new kernel and
graphics subsystem.  At this time we feel it is better to delay the release
by two weeks to allow time for extra QA testing.

This would put the new release date on 14 Feb 2013.  No other dates
would change (i.e. freezes etc.), we are just using the extra two weeks
for testing and possible bug fixing for identified issues.

The QA Test Plan will be to have the Community Team conduct
extensive manual testing with the Ubuntu Testing Community.  In addition,
the Canonical QA team & Certification teams will be running
further automated testing to ensure that the 12.04.2 point release is of
superior quality.

Provided there are no major objections I will update the Release
Schedule [0] before the end of today.

[0] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/RaringRingtail/ReleaseSchedule


Pete Graner - Ubuntu Release Engineering & QA Team Manager -
Canonical Ltd. - http://www.canonical.com/
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