Fedora 13 Release Candidate Phase

Matthias Clasen mclasen at redhat.com
Wed May 12 21:09:45 UTC 2010

On Wed, 2010-05-12 at 11:14 -0700, John Poelstra wrote:
> Jesse Keating said the following on 05/10/2010 04:08 PM Pacific Time:
> > Fedora 13 has released Release Candidate stage.  We have reached a state
> > where the known blockers were fixed and were able to make a release
> > candidate.  This happened last Thursday, and almost immediately we found
> > a need to spin a second release candidate.  From this point on, only
> > items critical to the release will be tagged into the branched Fedora 13
> > repo.
> >
> > I'm currently doing the first push of Fedora 13 stable updates.  These
> > will be what we call "0-day" updates, that is updates available at
> > release time.  Things in the bodhi update system for Fedora 13 can now
> > be pushed "stable" to this updates repo.  This allows our maintainers to
> > continue to improve Fedora 13 as release engineering and QA finalize the
> > release bits.
> >
> > If you have a bug that you think is critical to the release of Fedora 13
> > and must be fixed on the media, please make your bug block "F13Blocker".
> > We will be reviewing the contents of this blocker bug frequently
> > throughout the days as we near our go / no go decision.
> >
> I've noticed some discussion on #fedora-devel about "taking in 
> nice-to-haves since the release is slipping."  If these new packages are 
> not blockers or critical to the release when/where did we decide to 
> deviate from what is stated above?

Just to clarify this: the nice-to-have I have been asking about is a
newer release of Shotwell. The only change in the release is the
inclusion of several new translations. 

I would not have asked for it to be 'sneaked in', normally, but 

a) the shotwell guys went out of their way to produce a new tarball for
me in time for F13, because I pointed them at a Fedora bug where the
lack of Russian translations in our shotwell package was bemoaned.

b) shotwell is on the live cd, so leaving this as an update would
increase the zero-day download size for everybody.


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