Quantal Archive to remain in pre-release freeze until 12.10 Release.

Kate Stewart kate.stewart at canonical.com
Thu Sep 27 22:45:56 UTC 2012

Dear Developers,
    We've just released Beta 2 now,  and I wanted to say thank you for
all your excellent work on the release to date!  :)   We're now entering
the final phase of polishing the release and removing those last nasty

    We will be keeping the Quantal archive in pre-release freeze state
from now until release, due to the high rate of churn on some projects,
and the need to keep the dailies building between now and final freeze.
Please continue to upload your fixes to quantal (or quantal-proposed, if
there is likely to be archive skew issues from the build),  and they
will be reviewed by the release team.   

   Only bug fixes should be uploaded now, and features should NOT be
mixed in with the bug fixes.   If you have a compelling reason why a
FFE/UIFE needs to be granted, please make sure that code is in its own
upload, and discuss it with the release team on #ubuntu-release in

    Some of the key dates coming up [1] are:

* October 4 - Kernel Freeze[2],  Desktop Infrastructure Freeze[3]
* October 9 - Translation Deadline[4],  Seeded Images Final Freeze [5]
* October 11 - Release Candidate [6], and Release Note Content Freeze[7]
* October 16 - Unseeded Universe Final Freeze [5]
* October 18 - 12.10 Release

   As you can see,  there not that much time left between now and Final
Freeze, so all fixes to Critical/High bugs are most welcome in this next
upcoming week.  

  Thank you again for all your excellent work over this release cycle,
and your help on feeding our Quantal Quetzal those last important bug
fixes.  :)

Kate Stewart,
on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team.

[1] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QuantalQuetzal/ReleaseSchedule
[2] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelFreeze
[3] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopInfrastructureFreeze
[4] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TranslationDeadline
[5] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FinalFreeze
[6] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ReleaseCandidate
[7] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ReleaseNotesFreeze

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