Alpha 1 freeze ahead

Philippe Baradat philippe.baradat at
Sat May 9 07:57:09 UTC 2009

  Montpellier May 9/2009

It's to notice a problem in Uuntu 9.04: When creating a live USB key
using theUbuntu's Live USB Creator, it is not possible to obtain persistent
updates when Synaptic is run. This limitation removes the main interest
of this option.


Ph. Baradat

Steve Langasek a e'crit :
> Dear Ubuntu developers,
> Now that you've all gotten comfortable with your shiny new 9.04 release,
> we're rolling right along to the first milestone of the Karmic cycle - with
> Karmic Alpha 1 targeted for next Thursday, May 14.
> This first milestone again happens before UDS, so again the targets are
> modest: merging the installer for Karmic, and making sure things are in an
> installable state.
> We will continue to use a "soft freeze" for main for the Karmic Alpha
> milestones[1].  This means that developers are asked to refrain from
> uploading packages between Tuesday and Thursday which don't bring us closer
> to releasing the alpha, so that these days can be used for settling the
> archive and fixing any remaining showstoppers.
> The "list" of bugs targeted for alpha-1 can be found at:
> Per the policy described at <>, this
> list is used for tracking bugs that are blockers for the alpha 1 milestone -
> so as you can see, the list will be quite short (and is currently empty). 
> If you know of bugs that should be considered blockers, please nominate them
> for release and set the milestone target for those bugs.  If you have
> questions about whether a bug should be considered a blocker, please
> contact a member of the release team[2].
> Beyond that short list of bugs that are blockers for Alpha 1, we have those
> bugs that are listed as release-critical for karmic as a whole:
> If you aren't among the small group of people who have milestoned bugs
> assigned to you, please consider helping with those bugs, using your best
> judgement with regard to the alpha freeze when uploading fixes.
> Please also help us to get the archive in a consistent state for the alpha,
> as described on
> <>.
> Finally, if you know of new features in Karmic that you think should be
> highlighted for Alpha 1, let a member of the release team know so that they
> can be added to the technical overview at
> <>.
> Cheers,

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