IntrepidSchedule

Revision 8 as of 2008-06-05 18:06:47

Clear message

THE DATES IN THE SCHEDULE WERE TAKEN FROM THE IntrepidReleaseSchedule

  • Please do not edit

  • Freezes normally happen at the start of the given date, UTC time. So last minute changes need to happen the day before.
  • Some background information and Q&A about the Ubuntu release process can be found on TimeBasedReleases

  • Compare with [http://live.gnome.org/TwoPointTwentythree GNOME release schedule]

  • See the [https://wiki.ubuntu.com/OtherProjectSchedules Schedules of other projects]

  • There are a wide variety of areas to focus on to ensure quality in the Ubuntu distribution. The QA Focus indicates where our efforts should be focused in descending order.

[http://people.ubuntu.com/~vorlon/IntrepidReleaseSchedule.ics Intrepid schedule as iCal] [http://people.ubuntu.com/~vorlon/UbuntuReleaseSchedule.ics Ubuntu schedule as iCal]

Week

Date

QA Focus

Status

Notes

May 2008

1

May 1st

Info <!> Toolchain Uploaded

2

May 8th

3

May 15th

Ubuntu FOSSCamp

4

May 22nd

Ubuntu Developer Summit

5

May 29th

SRU Verification

June 2008

6

June 5th

SRU Verification, forwarding bugs

Info <!> Specifications must be finalized, Translations exported from LP

7

June 12th

SRU Verification, forwarding bugs, solicit kernel testing

Alpha 1

8

June 19th

Triage of Intrepid bugs, forwarding bugs, SRU Verification, solicit kernel testing

9

June 26th

Triage of Intrepid bugs, SRU Verification, solicit kernel testing

Warning /!\ DebianImportFreeze

Info <!> Remaining upstream merges completed, Rebuild Test

July 2008

10

July 3rd

Triage of Intrepid bugs, SRU Verification, 8.04.1 ISO testing

Alpha 2

11

July 10th

Triage of Intrepid bugs, SRU Verification

Ubuntu 8.04.1 (proposed)

12

July 17th

Triage of Intrepid bugs

Ubuntu Developer Sprint

13

July 24th

Triage of Intrepid bugs

Alpha 3

14

July 31st

Triage of Intrepid bugs

August 2008

15

August 7th

Triage of Intrepid bugs

16

August 14th

Triage of Intrepid bugs

Alpha 4

17

August 21st

Triage of Intrepid bugs

18

August 28th

Triage of Intrepid bugs, creation of intrepid-qa bug lists

Warning /!\ FeatureFreeze, Warning /!\ ArtworkDeadlineOne

Info <!> Rebuild Test, Upgrade Testing begins

September 2008

19

September 4th

Triage of Intrepid bugs, ISO testing, finalize intrepid-qa bug lists

Alpha 5

20

September 11th

Triage of Intrepid bugs, ISO testing

Warning /!\ UserInterfaceFreeze, Warning /!\ ArtworkDeadlineTwo

21

September 18th

Test case review, ISO Testing

Alpha 6

22

September 25th

ISO Testing, finish string-fix bugs

Warning /!\ BetaFreeze, Warning /!\ IntrepidArtworkFinalDeadline

Info <!> Rebuild Test

October 2008

23

October 2nd

ISO Testing, triage of Intrepid bugs, finalize kernel bug list

Warning /!\ BetaRelease, Warning /!\ DocumentationStringFreeze

24

October 9th

Triage of Intrepid bugs, finalize kernel bug list

25

October 16th

ISO Testing, triage of Intrepid bugs, final kernel bug fixes

Warning /!\ NonLanguagePackTranslationDeadline, Warning /!\ KernelFreeze

Info <!> Rebuild Test Info <!> Final translation export from LP

26

October 23rd

ISO Testing

Warning /!\ ReleaseCandidate, Warning /!\ LanguagePackTranslationDeadline

27

October 30th

ISO Testing

Warning /!\ FinalRelease

Ubuntu 8.10

November 2008

28

November 6th

SRU Verification

29

November 13th

SRU Verification

30

November 20th

SRU Verification

31

November 27th

December 2008

32

December 5th

33

December 11th

Focus explanation

  • SRU (Stable Release Update) Verification - the process of installing packages from the -proposed repository for a release and testing to ensure that it fixes the SRU bug and has no regressions
  • Forwarding bugs - sending bug reports to upstream, developers of the software, bug trackers to ensure the bug has the greatest number of developers working on it
  • Solicit kernel testing - due to the large volume and possibility of regressions for kernel bugs not every bug may get fixed. Subsequently, we solicit testing of milestones for unfixed hardware specific kernel bugs.
  • intrepid-qa bug lists - these are created by the Canonical QA team for subteams (platform, desktop, server) of the distribution team
  • ISO testing - testing of the daily builds leading up to a milestone
  • Finish string-fix bugs - any outstanding string-fix bug reports should be fixed before the DocumentationStringFreeze

  • Triage of Intrepid bugs - 'nuff said!