Cosmic Cuttlefish (to be 18.10) feature freeze

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at
Fri Aug 24 16:49:14 UTC 2018

Dear Developers,

As per the release schedule, Cosmic is now in Feature Freeze.

Ideally you will all now be focusing on bug fixing and not on getting
new features into the release.

As is the custom, packages that have been uploaded to cosmic-roposed prior
to the feature freeze deadline, but have gotten stuck there, remain
candidates for fixing between now and release.

We again have a very busy -proposed with transitions in progress; with 873
packages in cosmic-proposed today, we are even a little behind where we were
at this point in the cycle for bionic.  We made good progress on clearing
out bionic-proposed before the bionic release, and with some effort we can
do the same again for cosmic.  Please help wherever possible by resolving
broken tests, uninstallable packages, and build failures; and please pay
attention to existing versions of packages currently in cosmic-proposed
before uploading unrelated changes.

And if you do want to seek an exception to land your cool new feature, then
please follow the process:

Remember that version strings don't matter for Feature Freeze.  If you
upload a new upstream release and it has no new features than you don't need
an exception.  If you add a debian/patch that adds a new feature, or enable
one via build flags then you do.  We care about the content of the archive,
not about precisely how things got there.

Happy bugfixing,
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                         
slangasek at                                     vorlon at
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