Linux News Today: Ubuntu Touch OTA-9 for Ubuntu Phones Launches on January 20, 2016
Today, December 18, Canonical’s Łukasz Zemczak has sent in his daily report for the day of December 17 to inform all Ubuntu Phone users and Ubuntu Touch developers about the latest improvements to the upcoming OTA-9 software update.
Now that OTA-8.5 hotfix landed safely, the Ubuntu Touch devs are working around the clock these days to implement all the new features, package updates, and fixes that are required for the upcoming OTA-9 software update for Ubuntu Phone devices, due for release early in 2016, around January 20.
Therefore, all Ubuntu Touch developers are being informed that they need to get everything in place before January 5, 2016, when the feature and string freeze will take place. For this, they have only a few days before the Winter holidays start and everyone goes on vacation for approximately two weeks.
“The end-of-year holidays are getting near with everyone working as hard as possible to get all the required changes in for OTA-9,” said Łukasz Zemczak, Ubuntu Foundations. “Please remember that basically this week is the last sane week to submit your changes before the OTA-9 deadlines as next week many developers are already off. Also, the feature/string freeze is planned on the 5th of January.”
No huge last-minute changes for OTA-9
Mr. Zemczak also informs Ubuntu Touch developers that they should hurry up with the landings because the team will not accept any huge last-minute changes after the feature and string freeze. Also, please note that the final freeze for the OTA-9 update is on January 8, 2016.
Today, there have been no reported new landings for OTA-9, as the team had some issues with various parts of the infrastructure, as well as with the builders, but that should not stop any developers from working hard on their end. The Ubuntu Touch developer’s focus is on the rc-proposed, rc and stable channels.