Artful Aardvark (to be 17.10) feature freeze

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Artful Aardvark (to be 17.10) feature freeze

Steve Langasek-6
Dear Developers,

While this email comes a bit late, if you've been watching your calendars,
you know that Artful has been in Feature Freeze since yesterday.

Ideally you will all now be focusing on bug fixing and not on getting
new features into the release.

As is the custom, packages that have been uploaded to artful-proposed prior
to the feature freeze deadline, but have gotten stuck there, remain
candidates for fixing between now and release.

And if you do want to seek an exception to land your cool new feature, then
please follow the process:

Remember that version strings don't matter for Feature Freeze.  If you
upload a new upstream release and it has no new features than you don't need
an exception.  If you add a debian/patch that adds a new feature, or enable
one via build flags then you do.  We care about the content of the archive,
not about precisely how things got there.

Happy bugfixing,
Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
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