Ubuntu 7.10 beta release is approaching

The Ubuntu 7.10 beta release is approaching, scheduled for 27th September (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/GutsyReleaseSchedule). Please refer to the milestone overview in Launchpad for a list of remaining items:

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+milestone/ubuntu-7.10-beta

This shows fix-released bugs too; I suggest sorting by assignee then status to produce a more digestible list.

If you have bugs on this list, please fix them at the earliest possible opportunity, or (in consultation with other developers and the Ubuntu QA team) un-milestone them if they are not required for beta. If you have bugs you think should be on this list, talk with the Ubuntu QA team about having them milestoned.

The beta freeze will begin on 20th September; after that point uploads will require approval from the release team, which will generally only be granted if they fix beta-critical bugs. The toolchain freeze begins now; toolchain changes require approval from the release team.

Over the next few days, please pay attention to eliminating inconsistencies in the archive, including:

http://people.ubuntu.com/~ubuntu-archive/testing/gutsy_probs.html
uninstallable packages in main and restricted

http://conflictchecker.ubuntu.com/possible-conflicts/gutsy/
undeclared Replaces or Conflicts (contact Robert Collins or Michael Vogt about false positives or if you need help)

Archive administrators should spend time ensuring that any pending main<->universe promotions and demotions have been processed (http://people.ubuntu.com/~ubuntu-archive/component-mismatches.txt). If
you are waiting for something on this list, please help out by filing good main inclusion reports.

Good luck!

--
Colin Watson, for the Ubuntu release team

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