Am Montag, den 30.01.2006, 15:31 +0530 schrieb Rahul Sundaram:
Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
>Am Montag, den 30.01.2006, 05:23 +0530 schrieb Rahul Sundaram:
>>A few comments for more information. The switch to a prolonged
>>development cycle for Fedora Core 5 was specific to this release
>While we are at the topic already: This fact was badly communicated.
>There seems to be a whole lot of confusion about the current Fedora
>release cycle in the community -- for example the german
>wikipedia-writers have a long discussion about it and nowhere can find a
>*official* statement [*1] that the nine month cycle for FC5 was only a
There was no official statement that the release cycle was permanently
People just assumed that.
Yeah -- but that our fault and not their.
Developers have been
communicating that this release cycle was only for FC5 for quite a while
Yeah, and it seems that was not enough.
>It IMHO would be good if we would have a defined long term
>just as Gnome has. And IMHO it should be in sync with gnome somehow
>(just as Ubuntu has, too)[*2]. E.g. The plan for Fedora Core could be:
>Always release two weeks after a major gnome release (this would be end
>of March and end of September). Yeah, sometimes it could slip a week or
>two if that is needed, but the plan for the version after that one
>should not slip due to this.
Fedora is not solely focussed on the desktop.
Sure. But a defined long term release cycle has a lot of benefits --
look at Gnome.
Tying it up on the GNOME
release schedule only makes sense if you are a solely concentrating on
No -- but if we sync up to the same schedule maybe gcc will sync to it,
too. Or xorg, kde. Or maybe even the kernel (okay, that's unlikely).
Fedora Core is more of a general purpose operating system
now. Any proposed change for that needs the buy-in from many of the core
developers. That really isnt a discussion for marketing.
Sure. But the reason why I replied to your initial mail in this thread
was that there was a lack of a defined statement about the Fedora
release cycle. And that's more a marketing problem afaics.
Thorsten Leemhuis <fedora(a)leemhuis.info>