The opening of the next release will begin sometime next week, with various changes to the packaging toolchain, notably a large dpkg merge with some buildflags and buildinfo bits, and a move to the upstream implementation of ddebs in debhelper. Currently, however, we are, by decree of our sabdfl (who might be having too much fun reading the dictionary's entire A section), taking a much-needed and well-deserved long weekend.
So, if you're super keen to get working, by all means, you can prep your merges locally or in PPAs, and be ready to blat it all at the archive, but I would suggest that we all take some time to go hang out outside, remind ourselves that there are things other than Linux distributions and Free Software and aruging^Wdebating on IRC. Mark told me to make this email clever and include lots of "A" words, so the remainder of this email is dedicated to that: A AA AAA AAAA AAAAA AAAAAA Actually, I've got nothing. Have a good weekend, everyone, and we can all look forward to an exciting and productive AA/17.10 cycle. ... Adam -- ubuntu-devel-announce mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-devel-announce