Archive frozen for Gutsy release

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at
Sat Oct 6 09:07:26 BST 2007

Hi folks,

On Fri, Oct 05, 2007 at 02:43:15PM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> Hi all,
> We continue to roll on towards release of Gutsy, and as of today the archive
> is now frozen.  Many thanks to all whose contributions have gotten us to
> this point!
> This freeze means that the only uploads that will be accepted for gutsy
> between now and release are uploads fixing specific, release-relevant bugs.
> There are still a number of bugs to try to resolve before the release
> candidate goes out on October 11.  A list of these milestoned bugs can be
> found at <>.   Your
> help in hammering these out is appreciated.  If you have bugs which you
> believe should be listed there but aren't yet, please get in touch with me
> or another member of the release team.

There have been a number of questions about how this applies to universe.
Although the freeze applies to the entire archive in the sense that package
uploads have to go through the "unapproved" queue, the rule that only
bugfixes are allowed is not intended to apply to universe.  Instead,
universe packages are only subject to the Upstream Version / New Package

In light of the timeline remaining before Gutsy release I think it might be
a good idea to focus attention on bugfixes, but this is left to the
discretion of the MOTUs.

My apologies for the lack of clarity.

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