Beta Freeze  is now in effect. All uploads to the main archive must be approved by a member of the release team so if changes are needed, please get them in as soon as possible. Uploads to other archives do not need to be acknowledged by the release team and can continue to be pushed, with an eye to quality and bug fixing, as normal. Once the Beta milestone  has been reached Feature Freeze  comes back into effect.
We are now less than one week away from Beta Release. Please take the time between now and then to test the images as much as possible to ensure that this release is as polished and stable as possible. A Beta release candidate image will be selected soon following the documented steps  and the release will be made next Thursday.
Regards, Jamie. -- Linaro Release Manager