Lucid Release Schedule

Jim Campbell jwcampbell at
Mon Nov 2 03:41:02 UTC 2009

On Sun, Nov 1, 2009 at 4:19 PM, Matthew East <mdke at> wrote:

> On Sun, Nov 1, 2009 at 9:29 PM, Robbie Williamson <robbie at>
> wrote:
> > You are absolutely correct :), and I've tried to correct these errors.
> > Please review and let me know if things are better.
> Thanks Robbie - that looks better from a documentation team point of view.
> A couple of quick minor comments on a quick read of the schedule:
> 1. I'd say that the artwork deadlines are wrong. Currently the final
> artwork deadline comes after the DocumentationStringFreeze, which
> means that the desktop could in theory change at a time when it isn't
> possible to update screenshots. That isn't a problem for the
> documentation team at the moment, because we don't use screenshots in
> the desktop documentation. Really artwork is covered by the current
> definition of UserInterfaceFreeze
> ( so it would probably be
> helpful to get this clarified. I think it was intentional that artwork
> be covered by the UI Freeze
> (
> 2. The translation deadlines could do with clarifying. "Final
> translation export from LP" is listed as week 19, whereas
> LanguagePackTranslationDeadline is at week 25. That seems
> contradictory because translators will, as usual, be translating right
> up until the LanguagePackTranslationDeadline and will count on a
> translation export happening after that deadline. Note: I think this
> has also been slightly unclear from previous release schedules as
> well, albeit there isn't such a large difference between the two
> (which I think is just a hangover from the changes you've made today).
> As a solution I'd suggest moving the two items to the same stage in
> the release cycle.
I just wanted to say thanks to Matthew for bringing this to everyone's
attention this early in the Lucid release cycle.  Certainly this is
something that is pretty easy to correct now, but would have caused more
trouble to adjust at a later time.

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