Fedora 13 Release Candidate Phase

John Poelstra poelstra at redhat.com
Fri May 14 13:52:03 UTC 2010

Adam Williamson said the following on 05/13/2010 11:26 AM Pacific Time:
> On Thu, 2010-05-13 at 02:42 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
>> On 05/13/2010 02:37 AM, Bill Nottingham wrote:
>>> There was an open ticket requesting Pino. There was not anything from
>>> the maintainers requesting the games.
>> I did mention this on IRC but what is the criteria for pulling in the
>> updates?  If I knew what would be reasonable to request, it would help
>> for future releases.  I am also looking for guidelines on, what updates
>> are considered a good thing.    Is the game update a problem?
> The problem is there aren't really criteria, it's a very squishy thing.
> We usually take at least one not-strictly-a-blocker fix during the RC
> phase of a release, based on a sort of instinctive judgement call that
> gets kicked around between QA and rel-eng.
> It's really really hard to codify this, because there's just so many
> parameters. We did a decent job, I think, of codifying the issues that
> can really block a release, but the risk vs. benefit calculation
> involved in 'should we take this fix for this spin' is a massively more
> difficult thing to codify :/
> if someone wants to try that would be awesome, but honestly I wouldn't
> know where to start.

I'm up for the challenge.... previously having been told it wasn't 
possible for release criteria and blocker bugs ;-)


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