Upstream Version Freeze

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Thu Jan 19 18:04:37 GMT 2006

On Thu, Jan 19, 2006 at 10:34:47AM +0000, Mark Shuttleworth wrote:
> Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> >The Upstream Version Freeze for Ubuntu 6.04 (Dapper) begins today,
> >2005-01-19.  This first phase of our progressive freeze means that no new
> >upstream versions of packages should be uploaded without prior approval, and
> >automatic package syncs from Debian will be disabled.
> >
> >Manual syncs from Debian (where they do not involve new upstream releases)
> >may still be requested by the usual means, and exceptions for new upstream
> >versions should be submitted to myself or Colin Watson
> ><cjwatson at>.
> >
> >The full release schedule may be found at
> >
> How can we get this sort of stuff into debian-devel-announce gently and
> appropriately? So that DD's are aware of our timing?

In light of recent events I think it would be stunningly tactless to
post this sort of thing to debian-devel-announce. It could perhaps go to
some other list such as debian-devel, although I think the middle of a
flamewar about Ubuntu is probably not the best time.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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