Today's an important day on the Fedora 26 schedule, with several
significant cut-offs. First of all
today is the Bodhi activation point . That means that from now all
Fedora 26 packages must be
submitted to updates-testing and pass the relevant requirements
before they will be marked as
'stable' and moved to the fedora repository.
Today is also the Alpha freeze. This means that only packages which
fix accepted blocker or freeze exception bugs will be marked as
'stable' and included in the Alpha composes. Other builds will remain
in updates-testing until the Alpha release is approved, at which point
the Alpha freeze is lifted and packages can move to 'stable' as usual
until the Beta freeze.
Today is also the Software String freeze, which means that strings
marked for translation in Fedora-translated projects should not now be
changed for Fedora 26.
Finally, today is the 'completion deadline' Change Checkpoint,
meaning that Fedora 26 Changes
must now be 'feature complete or close enough to completion that a
majority of its functionality can be tested'.