[ Another cycle, another shameless copy and paste email... ] For the timezone challenged, as of 2100UTC today, the archive is officially fozen in preparation of release candidates and the final release of Saucy Salamander in a week. This is one hour from the time I hit send on this email.
Uploads from here on in should fall into the following 4 bins: 1) Installer/release-critical bugs that absolutely MUST get fixed lest we risk shipping a broken image that turns computers mauve or sets them on fire: Please contact the release team about these bugs and upload (well-tested) solutions ASAP. Last minute hardware enablement fixes, and pretty much anything installer related that is auditable and testable also falls in to this category, as our best installer testing comes in the next few days, historically. Much like last cycle, this one also had some new porting going on (we do enjoy our fun toys), and like last cycle, we'll gladly take FTBFS fixes pretty close to the wire, as long as they're clear and easily reviewable. 2) Non-release-critical-but-nice-to-have bugfixes: These are fixes that you would absolutely feel comfortably about doing as an SRU but not necessarily destabilising the release process for. Again, contact the release team, and we may slip some of these in, while asking you to defer the rest to SRUs. 3) Feature additions, massive code refactoring, user interface changes, non-typo string changes: Just don't upload these, or ask about them. The time for them came and went long ago. 4) Updates to non-seeded packages: Technically, unseeded packages don't freeze until pretty much right before release. While this is true, we may still try to talk you out of pushing some huge new upstream version of something, or start a library transition at the zero hour. We're only a week away from opening the next release, a bit of patience (or prepping in a PPA, etc) might be a decent plan. Here's hoping everyone gets on board with testing images, helping to fix absolutely critical bugs, donating spare creative cycles to the release notes, and any other way we can all contribute to yet another great Ubuntu release. And don't forget kids, this one's an LTS. It's the release you'll install for your friends, family, and work networks and then promptly forget about for two years because it's just that awesome. At least, it should be. So, if it's not, let's make sure we sort that out. On behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team, ... Adam Conrad -- Ubuntu-release mailing list Ubuntuemail@example.com Modify settings or unsubscribe at: https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-release