Lubuntu is in, as usual. I'll be the main contact  in lieu of Simon Quigley.

Rik's message is of particular concern for me because Lubuntu Next depends on 
Qt, so naturally, we feel similarly. I'm curious, though— with Release Team on 
a sprint, do we have any reason to believe that will have any effect on this 
transition? 

On March 6, 2018 5:47:40 AM PST, Rik Mills <rikmi...@kubuntu.org> wrote:
>Kubuntu would like to take part.
>
>We are waiting to see if some fixes for gstreamer can be done and maybe
>help Qt 5.9.4 migrate from -proposed. Release team seem to these
>transitions (gstreamer if not Qt) are important to have in place for
>the
>beta. Again, a small beta delay might be a result, but hopefully not.
>The Qt transition has a bugfix for people upgrading existing mesa
>rather
>than a fresh install, so it is very desirable for us.
>
>Rik Mills
>Kubuntu Council
>Kubuntu Developer
>
>On 06/03/18 06:17, Dustin Krysak wrote:
>> Hey everyone,
>> 
>> Is there any interest in getting a beta one rolling? Initially set
>for
>> March 1st, the updated schedule is calling for March 8th. I know
>there
>> is a sprint in progress in which many of the Nusakan admins are
>> attending, so I am just attempting to get that portion locked down.
>> 
>> I have created the required wiki page for sign up located over at
>> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BionicBeaver/Beta1.
>> 
>> Does the Release Team have any feedback?
>> 
>> Since this is an LTS release, the alphas were a no go; people are
>> seeding snap packages, some of the flavours are moving pretty fast,
>it
>> would help to get this beta on the move. I've
>> also signed myself up for checklist tracking for this one, so I just
>> need someone from the Release Team to volunteer to take care of
>Nusakan
>> (as mentioned above - the sprint may pose some issues) and cron job
>> disabling (the usual stuff). I know in the past (so I heard)
>timezones
>> can be tricky. For reference, I am in the PST time zone.
>> 
>> Ubuntu Budgie is a yes for sure, but if other flavours would like to
>> participate, please edit the above wiki page (or send me an email and
>I
>> can take care of it) with updated contact information if applicable
>and
>> the location for your release notes. If a representative from a
>flavour
>> doesn't respond or edit the wiki page, I'll assume that they aren't
>> participating.
>> 
>> If anyone feels there are any gaps, let me know.
>> 
>> Thanks, everyone!
>> 
>> Dustin Krysak
>> dus...@bashfulrobot.com <mailto:dus...@bashfulrobot.com>
>> bashfulrobot  on freenode
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>> 
>> 
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