Kinetic Kudu (22.10) Final Freeze

Brian Murray brian at
Thu Oct 13 23:53:10 UTC 2022

The final freeze for Kinetic Kudu has now been reached and we are
heading into the final stretch of the release cycle with the release of
Ubuntu 22.10 next week.

The current uploads in the queue will be reviewed and either accepted or
rejected as appropriate by pre-freeze standards, but anything from here
on should fit two broad categories:

1) Release critical bugs that affect images, installers, or otherwise
   can't be fixed easily post-release.

2) Bug fixes that would be suitable for post-release SRUs, which we may
   choose to accept, reject, or shunt to -updates for 0-day SRUs on a
   case-by-case basis. This second case should have SRU bugs filed with
   the appropriate template, and be referenced from the changelog.

For unseeded packages that aren't on any media or in any supported sets,
it's still more or less a free-for-all, but do take care not to upload
changes that you can't readily validate before release. That is, ask
yourself if the current state is "good enough", compared to the burden
of trying to fix all the bugs you might accidentally be introducing with
your shiny new upload.

We will shut down cronjobs and spin some RC images over the next couple
of days (maybe even on Friday) once the archive and proposed-migration
have settled a bit, and we expect everyone with a vested interest in a
flavour (or two) and a few spare hours here and there to get to testing
to make sure we have another uneventful release next week. Panic, and
even more so last minute panic, is never fun.

On behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team,
Brian Murray

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