Hirsute Hippo Release Schedule

Ubuntu Hirsute Hippo Release Schedule

Week Date (Thursday) 21.04 events
October 2020
1 October 29 Toolchain Uploaded
November 2020
2 November 05
3 November 12
4 November 19
5 November 26
December 2020
6 December 03
7 December 10
8 December 17
9 December 24
10 December 31 Ubuntu Testing Week (optional)
January 2021
11 January 07
12 January 14
13 January 21
14 January 28
February 2021
15 February 04
16 February 11
17 February 18
18 February 25 Feature Freeze, Debian Import Freeze
March 2021
19 March 04 Ubuntu Testing Week (optional)
20 March 11
21 March 18 User Interface Freeze
22 March 25 Documentation String Freeze
23 March 29 (Monday) Beta Freeze
April 2021
23 April 01 Beta (mandatory)
24 April 08 Kernel Freeze, Non Language Pack Translation Deadline
25 April 15 Final Freeze, Release Candidate, Language Pack Translation Deadline
26 April 22 Final Release

Planned and potentially disruptive archive-wide activities

If you’re planning a change that might have a disruptive effect on the archive - e.g. transitions or switches of important defaults (such as compiler versions) - list it here.

Week Date (Thursday) Planned activity
October 2020
1 October 29 python-3.9 as supported
November 2020
2 November 05
3 November 12
4 November 19
5 November 26 python-3.9 as default
December 2020
6 December 03
7 December 10
8 December 17
9 December 24
10 December 31
January 2021
11 January 07
12 January 14 golang-1.16 by default, gnome 40.alpha (probably only some parts such as glib2.0)
13 January 21
14 January 28
February 2021
15 February 04 glibc 2.33 & gcc-11 as available
16 February 11
17 February 18 gnome 40.beta
18 February 25
March 2021
19 March 04
20 March 11
21 March 18
22 March 25 llvm-12 by default
April 2021
23 April 01
24 April 08
25 April 15
26 April 22

Ubuntu HH Release Task Signup Sheet

This signup sheet is to be used for planning release milestone tasks.

The Alpha and Beta 1 milestones have been replaced with Testing Weeks, which are organized ad hoc at this point.

Milestone Date Image (Nusakan) Engineering Checklist Tracking Announcement Email
Feature Freeze n/a n/a
UI Freeze n/a n/a
Doc String Freeze n/a n/a
21.04 Beta Łukasz ‘sil2100’ Zemczak Łukasz ‘sil2100’ Zemczak Łukasz ‘sil2100’ Zemczak
Final Freeze
21.04 Release April 22 2021

When the archive is frozen, all members of the release team are expected to participate in bug fix reviews.

After Feature Freeze, all members of the release team are expected to participate in Feature Freeze Exception reviews in their particular area of expertise.

After Final Beta, all members of the release team are expected to participate in Bug fix reviews in their particular area of expertise.

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