Clarifying Unseeded Universe Freeze

Iain Lane laney at
Thu Sep 29 13:04:30 UTC 2011


On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 08:34:20AM -0400, Scott Kitterman wrote:
> On Thursday, September 29, 2011 10:39:09 AM Iain Lane wrote:
> […] but if you 
> want people to focus on something (e.g. RC bugs list), I think it's probably 
> better to evangelize working on that via IRC, mail lists, p.u.c, etc than to 
> expect having a rule that other things are allowed will reprioritize what 
> people do.  It will in some cases, but others will just stop and do something 
> else entirely.

Yes, I was thinking we'd do that in a universe release update after this
discussion concludes.

Something like this:

,----[ Universe final freeze policy ]-
| The Unseeded Universe Final Freeze will begin on yyyy-mm-dd at hh:mm
| UTC. After this time, all uploads to unseeded packages in universe and
| multiverse will need to be approved by the release team. Only uploads
| which fix important bugs (severity High or greater) will be considered.
| Release team members will try to make themselves available on
| #ubuntu-motu for upload approval. You may wish to consult the RC bugs
| list at
| when looking for important fixes that Oneiric does not yet have.
| Consider prioritising important bugs from the sponsoring queue.
| The final deadline for uploads is 2011-10-09 12:00 UTC (approximately
| 1.5 days before release). Fixes for showstopper bugs may be accepted
| for 12 further hours after this, at the release team's discretion, but
| any other uploads should follow the Stable Release Update policy.


Iain Lane                                  [ iain at ]
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