= System Wide Change: Modular Server Preview =
* Langdon White <langdon(a)fedoraproject.org>
As we progress down the modularity path, we finally have enough
content, architecture and understanding that we would like to release
an edition of Fedora that is actually usable. However, as we aren't
ready for production yet, we would like to do a "preview" release so
that people can see it and try it but it doesn't actually take the
place of a production edition. As such this Change Proposal requests
that we set up a "Modular Server Edition" with some sort of flag that
indicates that it is meant for experimentation and not real use. We
plan to model the Server Edition in content and most use scenarios.
== Detailed Description ==
The modularity effort is fairly well known and significantly more
information may be found on the wiki or the YouTube Channel. In short,
modularity is attempting to disconnect the lifecycle of applications
from 1) each other 2) the operating system while still maintaining the
ease of use of a typical Linux Distro.
== Scope ==
* Proposal owners:
** The Modularity WG, Factory 2.0, Base Runtime, and Server WG teams
all have contributions to this effort. The work that each team is
doing is significant and wide ranging. However, as the release is
being managed in a "preview channel" none of the changes, whether
released on time or not, will impact any other aspect of Fedora. Also,
while we have high hopes for the amount of content we plan to release,
even a small percentage of that content being ready will be enough to
help prove the concept and generate feedback.
* Other developers:
** A limited number of Fedora Packagers will help to provide modules
and containers for this release of Modular Server. See
* Release engineering:
** List of deliverables: Numerous but largely aligned with the Server
WG Logic Model (
** Release engineering needs to create and deliver this new "edition."
The Factory 2 team is largely responsible. Ralph|Threebean has been
the primary point of contact thus far.
** A preview edition delivering the Modular Server
* Policies and guidelines:
** New guidelines are required, they are currently in Draft state and
we will be collecting feedback to them during the F26 lifecycle for
ratification prior to F27.
** At this point there are no changes expected to existing guidelines
* Trademark approval: N/A (not needed for this Change)
** This is based on a Fedora Objective and, as a result, does not seem
to require Trademark approval even though it will carry the Trademark.
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