Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) Enters Feature Freeze, Beta Lands September 27

Canonical's Steve Langasek announced on Friday that the upcoming Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) operating system has officially entered Feature Freeze and Debian Import Freeze development stages as of August 23rd, 2018.

The Feature Freeze stage is a very important step in the development of a GNU/Linux distribution, signaling the fact that the new features have already landed for the final release and that developers should now concentrate their efforts only on addressing critical bugs and other issues that might block the final release.

At this point, there won't be any major new features or updated packages except for those that fix bugs. However, there are currently more than 870 packages stuck in the cosmic-proposed repository, so developers and contributors are now urged to resolve any issues and free as many packages as possible until the beta release.

"We again have a very busy -proposed with transitions in progress; with 873 packages in cosmic-proposed t... (read more)

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