The Ubuntu 9.04 beta release is approaching, scheduled for March 26th (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/JauntyReleaseSchedule). Please refer to the milestone list in Launchpad for a list of outstanding items: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/jaunty/+bugs?field.milestone=2203
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 or the Ubuntu release team about having them milestoned.
Please also do not lose sight of the list of bugs affecting the release as a whole: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/jaunty/+bugs
The beta freeze will begin tomorrow, March 19th; after that point uploads will require approval from the release team, which will generally only be granted if they fix beta-critical bugs.
Over the next few days, please pay attention to eliminating inconsistencies in the archive, including: http://people.ubuntu.com/~ubuntu-archive/testing/jaunty_probs.html
uninstallable packages in main and restricted http://people.ubuntu.com/~ubuntu-archive/NBS/
obsolete packages which still have reverse-dependencies
Archive administrators should spend time ensuring that any pending mainlt;-gt;universe component changes have been processed (http://people.ubuntu.com/~ubuntu-archive/component-mismatches.txt). Developers, if you are waiting for something on this list, please help out by filing good main inclusion reports.
On behalf of the Ubuntu release team