Feature Freeze, and how it affects Xubuntu teams

Pasi Lallinaho pasi at shimmerproject.org
Thu Aug 29 07:27:19 UTC 2013

On 29/08/13 07:56, Pasi Lallinaho wrote:
> Hello people,
> just a heads up that Feature Freeze is about to hit us soon (today). 
> The obivous effect of the FF is that no new features should be landing 
> to 13.10 after the freeze.
> We're still about to land a few things before and after FF, namely:
> – Support for GTK3 indicators in the panel (after FF)
> – New xfce4-settings with new display and xkb modules and some updates 
> to the Settings Manager itself
> – (Possibly) Mugshot, a user-configuration application
> The other effect of the FF is that the documentation team can soon 
> start reviewing if/where the docs need updating. Other, previously 
> uploaded changes that might be of interest to the documentation team 
> (and the release team for the release notes) are some new default 
> shortcut keys and new application versions. Check details with 
> developers.

Another new thing that has landed is gtk-theme-config.

> I would advise people to wait until Monday before starting with the 
> docs review to be sure everything has landed. Documentation String 
> Freeze is on September 19th, so there should be enough time to update 
> the documentation even if you waited until the Beta 1 release.
> Furthermore, the testing team should acknowledge that some of the new 
> features landing will require them to review and update some of the 
> (package) testcases.
> Cheers,
> Pasi
> P.S. If I'm making little or no sense, it's because a 2 hour 
> sleepytime. Just poke me for more (accurate) details if needed.
> P.P.S. If I forgot something please reply to the mail and share 
> information as needed.

Pasi Lallinaho (knome)                      » http://open.knome.fi/
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