Fwd: Preparing for 14.04.4 release on Feb 18

Tim tim at feathertop.org
Thu Feb 11 03:07:39 UTC 2016

On 11/02/16 11:06, Erick Brunzell wrote:
> Just a heads-up. As you can see 14.04.4 has been delayed another week and hopefully the trusty-proposed repos will be disabled in the iso's by
> Saturday. This is important because I'm tracking two bugs that I believe may be fixed with packages from proposed but still present w/o proposed.

Do you have links for these bugs?
> Also, just as Adam says, this is not something we can opt out of! I'll do my level best to cover things on the testing end but we absolutely
> need someone to handle the electronic ink. It would be nice to know who's going to do this before the last minute.
> Lance
> -------- Forwarded Message --------
> Subject: 	Preparing for 14.04.4 release on Feb 18
> Date: 	Wed, 10 Feb 2016 03:16:49 -0700
> From: 	Adam Conrad <adconrad at ubuntu.com>
> To: 	ubuntu-release at lists.ubuntu.com
> CC: 	ubuntu-quality at lists.ubuntu.com
> For starters, people may note that the date in the subject is a week
> later than they were expecting.  Due to a lack of testing of the HWE
> stack, and a few other compounded issues (like my being ill), I'm
> delaying the release until the 18th, prefering having it done right,
> rather than having it done quickly.
> With that said, here's the general plan:
> 1) If you haven't already smoketested some dailies to make sure your
>    flavour is working alright with the HWE stack, please do so now.
> 2) If you have last minute fixes that affect the live session or the
>    installer, get them in the queue now and bring my attention to
>    them.  Anything that doesn't fit those two categories will likely
>    not make it into the point release (but will be fine as SRUs as
>    usual after the release).
> 3) I will be promoting the HWE stack to -updates and switching the
>    ISO builds to exclude -proposed by the end of the week, and we
>    can consider any images produced over the weeked as RCs for the
>    point release.
> 4) Testing in the first few days of next week should lead us to a
>    set of images we're confident about releasing on Thursday.
> Remember that *all* flavours signed up to be LTS flavours for trusty,
> so do find some people to test, and remind your counterparts from
> other flavours that they're on the hook for giving us a pass/fail,
> and do be good citizens and help out where people are lacking in the
> right hardware or manpower to test a specific image.
> ... Adam
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