Am Montag, den 30.01.2006, 10:14 -0800 schrieb Jesse Keating:
On Mon, 2006-01-30 at 10:25 +0100, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> 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
I'm confused. Wasn't our original and still official release schedule
every 6-9 months?
Now I'm confused. Wasn't the original and still official release
schedule "Fedora Core is released two or tree times a year"? (that would
be 4-6 months)
Seems it still is:
Release Interval Fedora: 4-6 months
10. Produce robust releases approximately 2-3 times per year [...]
Hasn't every release thus far fallen in that time
Up to FC3 is was round about in the time frame:
FC1: 5 November 2003
195 days till
FC2: 18 May 2004
174 days till
FC3: 8 November 2004
217 days till
FC4: 13 June 2005
275 days till
FC5: planed for 15 March 2006
6 Months: ~182 days
Won't FC5 fall in that time frame (albeit on the far side)?
Where is the confusion coming from?
Because nobody ever officially wrote down that the nine months time
frame of FC5 was a exception. And because we have no long term plan for
FC6 and FC7. I know that Suse and Ubuntu always release around March
(+/-1 some weeks) and September (+/- some weeks). Fedora is
Say you are a journalist and want to tests distributions. You'll do it
in April and November, when Ubuntu and Suse are new -- that fedora then
maybe is already some months old and has an older Gnome is not your
BTW, I know some people that switched to Ubuntu or openSuse because they
had Gnome 2.12 (FC4 has 2.10). Ridiculous IMHO, but some people are like
BTW, I have no problem when a release slips 2 or 4 weeks due to some
issues. But later releases shouldn't be effected due to this. So a
"Fedora releases normally at the end of March and End of September"
would be a really good idea IMHO.
Thorsten Leemhuis <fedora(a)leemhuis.info>