Karmic Release Schedule
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.
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