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To be carried out by: The Xubuntu Release Manager, with support from the Xubuntu Development Team and advice from the [[|Ubuntu release team]]


 * Ensure that all ISOs are suitable for release.
 * This process should apply to alphas, betas, [[ReleaseCandidate|ReleaseCandidates]], final releases, and milestones.
 * Ship it!

== T minus 14 days ==

 1. Forward notifications of milestone freeze to mailing list.
 1. Insure freeze times are posted in #xubuntu-devel and mailing list.
 1. Freeze Day - notify developers of freeze and change topic in #xubuntu-devel.
 1. Remind contributors that Top 10 FAQ needs to be reviewed and updated for the new release.

== T minus 7 days ==

 1. Request Xubuntu developers availability for milestone testing.
 1. Review [[ | testing pages]] to insure they are up to date.
 1. Remind project lead to begin preparing release notes.
 1. Remind the website team to begin preparations updating

== T minus 5 days ==

 * Testing should smoketest the images to insure they install.

== T minus 3 days ==

 1. Testing begins on the images available.
  * For alpha images, use the [[ | short tests]].
  * For beta, rc, and final images, use the [[ | long tests]].
  * All tests are recorded/tracked using the Ubuntu QA [[ | ISO tracker]].
 1. Coordinate all testing with Ubuntu QA in #ubuntu-testing.
 1. Start the news article for the release; this is to be published on [[ | the website]] at the time of the release.

== T minus 1 day ==

 1. Add release notes to the wiki.
  * Alpha notes are combined with Ubuntu release notes at .
  * Beta and rc notes can be combined as alpha or, if significant changes were made should be separate under (example:

== Release Day ==

 1. Review the Technical Overview/Release Notes to insure everything is accurate.
 1. Monitor for release announcement and PASS IT ON when announced.
  * Publish news on the Xubuntu website.
  * For the final release, insure the website download page is updated for the new release.
 1. Review bugs to insure all bugs found during testing are listed at .
 1. Update the [[ | Team Report]].
 1. Add milestone review to [[ | meeting agenda]].
  * Reviewing as soon as possible helps to learn what we could have done better.
  * This is also a great time to congratulate the team for a job well done.

== T plus 7 days ==

 * Review this page and update it as needed for the next milestone/release period.
 * Reviewing as soon as possible helps keep this as up to date as possible.


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