Canonical, through Kate Stewart, announced last night (February 23rd) that the upcoming Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Beta 1 release is now in Freeze state.
At the same time, the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) operating system is also in User Interface Freeze, meaning that no more radical changes will be made to the interface of Precise.
"All uploads to the archive and any user user interface changes will have to be approved manually by the release team."
"The documentation team and translation teams will also need to be notified of any further User Interface changes." - said Kate Stewart in the email announcement.
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Beta 1 will be released on March 1st, 2012. Please visit our website next Thursday for an in-depth article about it, and lots of screenshots.