Suggestion: Postpone DocumentationStringFreeze

Matthew East mdke at
Fri Apr 12 07:44:42 UTC 2013

On 11 April 2013 22:54, Gunnar Hjalmarsson <gunnarhj at> wrote:
> DocumentationStringFreeze was on April 4, but very little work has been
> done to the Raring docs. Would it be sane to just leave it at that?
> If I remember it correctly, for some previous Ubuntu versions, the
> DocumentationStringFreeze was postponed until a couple of months after
> FinalRelease, meaning that a general exception was granted from the SRU
> procedures with respect to docs changes, and the doc team could keep
> working on updating the docs. Aren't there good reasons to do something
> similar this time?

Something that is eminently possible, providing that the resources
exist to work on the docs after release, is to reopen the freeze after
final release, work on the docs for a period, freeze them again,
reopen translations for a period, and then upload a new docs package.
This doesn't involve a postponement to the string freeze, nor a
general exception to the SRU procedures. The new package would be a

This is something that one could do in theory every release, but we
haven't done it that often because of lack of resources.


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