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To remind what is the process during the latest release process, the Freeze.
The freeze process is the last step before release, where only critical bugs allow for a new package income, and latest string corrections may arise for translations.
Upload is restricted to critical bug fixes, security fixes and hardware support. Details at Development/Howto/Maintainer.
Some packages may be uploaded also for ISV's agreements.
Full String freeze is supposed to appear with RC1, but as marketing drives some comments, new strings may appear between the RC1 and the release.