Archive frozen for preparation of Ubuntu 9.10

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at
Thu Oct 15 08:51:26 UTC 2009

Hi Leslie,

On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 09:58:41AM +0200, Leslie Viljoen wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 9:28 AM, Steve Langasek
> <steve.langasek at> wrote:
> > If you have bugs which you believe should be listed there but aren't yet,
> > please get in touch with me or another member of the release team.

> How does a bug get on the 'release critical' list? Has the final
> choice for Kernel for the Karmic release been made?

> I ask because this wireless driver bug here is sorted for the current
> upstream kernel:
> (although I think firmware may need to be downloaded regardless)

> It would be nice if the machines affected could work with the Karmic
> release without downloading a new Kernel.

Priority is given to bugs that are regressions relative to previous
releases, bugs that severely impact the usability of the system (such as
data loss bugs and random crashes), and bugs that prevent delivery of key
new features for the cycle as determined at the preceding Ubuntu Developer

Bug #203819 is not a candidate for being treated as release critical for
several reasons:

 - it is not a regression compared with preceding releases; the bug is
   reported to affect all releases since 8.04 LTS
 - the kernel in particular must be frozen some time in advance of the
   release, in order to settle other components that build on it; there is
   no more room in the schedule for further kernel uploads before now and
   release (
 - knowing that a newer upstream kernel fixes this only gets us partway to a
   fix for the current Ubuntu release, someone still needs to identify the
   change (or changes) that fixed the bug and backport them to the kernel
   we're using.  Even if it were possible to upload the kernel right up
   until the last day before release, this is unlikely to get done in time.

Sorry, it's not possible to fix all bugs in a release, including those that
prevent users from being able to use some of their hardware with Ubuntu.  I
encourage you to stick with this bug and make sure it gets fixed and stays
fixed in the next release.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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