Karmic Release Schedule

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Wed Mar 4 15:28:35 UTC 2009

On Wed, 04 Mar 2009 09:24:10 -0600 Robbie Williamson <robbie at ubuntu.com> 
>On 03/04/2009 02:42 AM, Martin Pitt wrote:
>> Scott Kitterman [2009-03-03 16:04 -0500]:
>>> Could we have some discussion about cutting two weeks off of getting 
>>> packages in?  I'd like to understand why it was moved back and what 
>>> we are trying to solve.  Was there some discussion already of adding an 
>>> earlier "NewPackageUploadDeadline"?
>>> I thought the freeze consolidation has been very good and I wouldn't 
>>> us to casually spread things back out.
>> +1. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FeatureFreeze already has a defined and
>> well-working process for new packages.
>This was suggested by some of the platform leads. Some partners not 
>with our release process assume that FeatureFreeze is the deadline by which they
>can submit their code *for the first time*...that is, they have not made *any*
>public drops to us or anyone else in the Ubuntu community until this point.  The
>FeatureDefinitionFreeze and NewPackageDeadline was created to be able to keep
>these entities "honest", with regards to the schedule.  Maybe we rename it 
>PartnerNewPackageDeadline, to indicate the audience...would that be better?
I think it'd be better.  If this is related to Canonical's efforts with 
their Partner repository then I think it probably doesn't belong on an 
Ubuntu schedule at all.

Scott K

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