As of a short while ago, groovy has entered the beta freeze, with a goal of releasing Beta images sometime late Thursday. *From now until the beta is released, please only upload updates for packages on any release images if you /need/ to get them into the beta itself.* Please hold off with everything else until after we release on Thursday.
The queue freeze will last from now until final release in October, 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. We will be spinning a set of beta candidates most probably tomorrow morning EU time, after the last few changes have migrated into groovy (one of which is the kernel). We then encourage people to do ASAP for their favourite flavour(s) as they come off the line. 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, -- Łukasz 'sil2100' Zemczak Foundations Team lukasz.zemc...@canonical.com www.canonical.com -- ubuntu-devel-announce mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-devel-announce