Release Team Members: input requested...

Kate Stewart kate.stewart at
Tue Apr 3 16:35:38 UTC 2012

On Tue, 2012-04-03 at 17:15 +0100, Iain Lane wrote:
> Hi there,
> On Tue, Apr 03, 2012 at 09:47:27AM -0500, Kate Stewart wrote:
> > […]
> > Process pages [2] are calling for a focal point to be established for
> > the FFEs reviews for universe
> > 
> > If this is the last beta before ReleaseCandidateProcess, 
> >       * Work with universe/multiverse community to identify delegates to
> >         approve Feature Freeze Exceptions, in addition to ubuntu-release
> >         until the date of Final Freeze for universe. 
> I don't think it's "in addition to ubuntu-release", rather that some
> members of the release team will watch out for queries in the MOTU IRC
> channel.
> >       * Set the Final Freeze date (typically at release minus 5 days)
> >         for universe/multiverse for the packages that are NOT found on
> >         any installation media. 
> Last time we had UnseededUniverseFinalFreeze at release minus 1.5 days.
> I think it worked fine. This is also what the release schedule says, and
> what you (Kate) said earlier in the thread, so I'm a bit confused on
> this point.

Yes,  what's on the WIKI right now is stale.   
I made the comment in the original thread that 
"( yes, This needs updating to reflect from 5 -> 2 days... :/ )"

> That said, I wouldn't mind tightening up our definition here a bit.
> We're using UUFF to mean "no more uploads after this point", which is a
> bit different to what Final Freeze means normally: "RC uploads only". It
> might be valuable to establish a cutoff for Universe FFes at Final
> Freeze time and a cutoff for non-world-ending bugfixes at UUFF time so
> that we can all focus on bug fixing after final freeze, albeit with a
> slightly lower standard for unseeded universe until UUFF.

What would you recommend for cutoff for UUFFe's?   

> >       * Broadcast universe/multiverse delegates and final freeze date to
> >         ubuntu-devel-discuss and ubuntu-devel-announce. 
> As above, I don't think we need specific delegates. Just let people know
> that release team members will be watching #ubuntu-motu on a best-effort
> basis and that questions should be addressed there. 

Well then we need to be updating the processes to reflect this.
However, diverting traffic from #ubuntu-release, and letting folks know
that they should be approaching specific release team members on this
topic still seems appropriate,  even if its not a single point person.


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