Xenial Xerus (16.04 LTS) Final Beta Freeze

Erick Brunzell lbsolost at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 22 13:55:06 UTC 2016

On 03/21/2016 10:38 PM, Adam Conrad wrote:
> As of about two minutes ago, xenial has entered the final beta freeze,
> with a goal of releasing Final Beta images sometime late Thursday.
> The queue freeze will last from now until final release in April,
> which means that all seeded packages will now need a spot-check and
> review in the queue from a release team member before they are let
> into the archive.
> As with the previous releases, we have a bot in place that will accept
> uploads that are unseeded and don't affect images.  Don't take this as
> an open invitation to break Feature Freeze on those components, this
> is just to reduce the burden on the release team, so we only review the
> uploads that need very serious consideration.  If you find the bot is
> blocking an upload that you think should have been auto-accepted, let
> us know and we'll sort it out.
> I will be spinning a set of beta candidates right now which I encourage
> people to get to testing ASAP for their favourite flavour(s) as they
> come off the line.

We appear to have one real show-stopper:


We also need release upgrade tests added to the QA Tracker.


> Happy bug-hunting from now until the final release, and please do help
> out and test ISOs, netboot, etc, where you can and let us know what's
> broken in your environment(s).
> On behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team,
> Adam Conrad

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