Release status update: FeatureFreeze begins
mdz at ubuntu.com
Thu Aug 11 17:14:16 CDT 2005
As scheduled, feature freeze for the Breezy development branch begins
today. What this means in general terms is that the main thrust of
development effort will be redirected from feature development to
stabilization. That is, we will be primarily fixing bugs rather than adding
In specific terms, this means:
- If a certain feature isn't in Breezy yet, it is not going to be included
in the final release without a special exception. Freeze exceptions
will only be granted by me, based on specific justification provided with
- There will be a short-term push (already in progress) to get the desktop
back to an installable state, resulting in installation and live CDs which
basically work, at which point we'll solicit broader testing from the
community. Until that time, uploads to 'main' should be limited to
fixes for bugs which affect the CD builds.
- Requests for freeze exceptions for main will be subject to more scrutiny.
Expect more negative responses as time passes.
If you have any questions about the status of a feature that you're working
on, or about the freeze process in general, please follow up to
this message on ubuntu-devel.
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