[ubuntu-uk] Karmic RC updates

Nick nick at jonick.net
Thu Oct 22 15:49:42 BST 2009

On Thu, 2009-10-22 at 14:43 +0100, James Westby wrote:
> On Thu Oct 22 14:22:39 +0100 2009 Nick wrote:
> > Anybody got an idea when the Karmic RC update files will hit the repo's,
> > I am running the beta and expected a large update today, but as of 14:21
> > there are no updates yet.
> I think you misunderstand the process somewhat.
> We slow down updates when trying to release a snapshot, releasing a known
> good state from a moving target is very difficult.
> Releasing something solid isn't going to happen by dropping all the changes
> in at the last minute.
> We froze for RC last Thursday, and have been working to fix critical bugs
> since then. We are going through the last steps of testing all the images
> and checking all is ready, and then the RC will be released. Therefore
> if you are up to date it is likely that you are running what will be
> released as the RC. Until the release is announced we may find a critical
> problem and have to start over again though.
> So, looking for a large number of updates is the wrong thing to do, you
> should really be looking for the point when everything stops :-).
> We'll be doing all this testing over again on Tuesday/Wednesday next
> week, and anyone is welcome to help with that. It's not that difficult,
> and really helps the process run smoothly, plus, you can have the final
> release images before anyone else :-). See
>    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/ISO/Procedures
> for information on how to help.
> Thanks,
> James

Thanks James/Chris,

Well, the good news is that the Netbook Remix Beta runs remarkably well
on my obscure Toshiba NB100 notebook :-)



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