Lucid Release Schedule

Matthew East mdke at
Sun Nov 1 11:40:20 GMT 2009


The schedule for Lucid Lynx appears to have changed radically in
comparison to the previous few releases. I haven't seen any discussion
of this on this list, did I miss it somewhere else? There isn't a
reservation on the page about whether it has been finally decided on
or not, but I'm hoping that some discussion is going to be possible
because the revised schedule is unworkable for the documentation team,
and probably for translators too, as far as I can see

I'm setting out what I see as the problems here.

In the last three releases (Hardy, Jaunty, Karmic), we have had two
weeks between FeatureFreeze (FF) and UserInterfaceFreeze (UIF), and
three weeks between UIF and DocumentationStringFreeze (DSF). In Lucid
however we have FF and UIF on the same day, and DSF one week later.

The main problem for the documentation team is that a five week period
between FF and DSF is now squeezed into one week. The upshot is that
the documentation team has potentially one week to document new
features or string changes in Lucid.

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