Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Sun 13th Feb 2011 18:56 UTC, submitted by Debjit
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "According to the original release schedule, the final release of Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narhwal" on 28th April was to be preceded by a Release Candidate on 21st April. [However, said] Release Candidate has been scrapped and in its place, the Release Team has added a second beta on 14th April. The changes has been necessitated by the fact that 21st April is just before Easter and, so, many developers and testers would be unavailable during the time."
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Anonymous Coward
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2005-07-06

I'm not Christian, but enough people are Christian for the Good Friday/Easter weekend to be a long weekend. I don't know about you, but I plan trips and such on long weekends.

I figure, I spend so many of my regular weekends trying to avoid but still ultimately working, I ought to enjoy the extended weekends as much as I can.

On the other hand, this could possibly explain why I have always had a better experience with .10 releases than .04 releases.

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steogede2 Member since:
2007-08-17

[q]I'm not Christian, but enough people are Christian for the Good Friday/Easter weekend to be a long weekend. I don't know about you, but I plan trips and such on long weekends.[/q

Indeed, the Easter holidays are public holidays in most of the 'western' world - guess where most Ubuntu staff, contributors and users live? In addition to Easter, in the UK we also have the royal wedding and May holidays the weekend after Easter. This could all potentially play havoc with their release schedule. It is a little worrying that they only realised that it might be a problem now.

With regard Fusion's point about *.04 release being near easter, the deadline for the *.04 release (i.e. the end of April) has never occurred this close to Easter before (i.e. in the life of Ubuntu) and won't do again until 2038.

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Fusion Member since:
2005-07-18

With regard Fusion's point about *.04 release being near easter, the deadline for the *.04 release (i.e. the end of April) has never occurred this close to Easter before (i.e. in the life of Ubuntu) and won't do again until 2038.


No. I said on, around or during the <BOLD> beta, RC, or release </BOLD> date<U>s</u> of **.04 since Feisty Fawn... meaning that span of dates between March and April ('near easter') where these various development milestone ISOs are distributed. Previous betas/RCs have crossed tightly with Easter in the past.

In fact, they are not even delaying the final release date. I was simply making a (very *tongue-in-cheek*) point that proximity to Easter has never before been used to justify demoting and/or delaying any development milestone in the past... it's silly.

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