Location of main server for Ubuntu

Basil Chupin blchupin at iinet.net.au
Thu Apr 8 14:28:25 UTC 2010

On 08/04/10 23:06, Fred Roller wrote:
> On 04/08/2010 08:12 AM, Basil Chupin wrote:
>> Being new to Ubuntu I don't know the answer to this question which would
>> have been asked and answered probably many times before:
>> in which part of the world is the main server located for Ubuntu releases?
>> I know that Canonical is a Europe based company, but where are the
>> servers located?
>> Reason for asking: when it is stated that Ubuntu Beta 2, say, is
>> scheduled for release on 8 April is this as per the date in Europe or
>> the date somewhere to the west of London? In a couple of hours here
>> (east coast of Australia) it will be 9 April and in 11 hours in London
>> it will also be 9 April but to the west it will still be 8 April......
>> (Is there a "usual" hour of the day when a release is available from the
>> main server? morning, around noon, evening...?)
>> BC
> Freezes normally happen at the start of the given date, UTC time.
>       https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LucidReleaseSchedule
>       http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/
> Surmising they use UTC across the board.  Hope this helps.

Thanks for this.

Well, the 'freeze' happened a week ago and that don't interest me :-) .

But from what you state, I conclude that the start of the given date UTC 
time would mean that for me Beta 2 will be released on 9 April. 
<Sigh....hours to wait! :-) >


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