Fedora release model (was Re: Plan for tomorrow's FESCo meeting (2010-11-17))

Jesse Keating jkeating at redhat.com
Tue Nov 23 21:01:19 UTC 2010

On 11/23/10 12:16 PM, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 11:39:02AM -0800, Jesse Keating wrote:
>> On 11/22/2010 11:18 AM, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
>>> They said that they install a Fedora for testing
>>> purposes when it first comes out and enjoy the rapid pace of bugfixes as
>>> they test the software in their environment.  Then, the update pace slows
>>> down at about the same time their ready to push things out to the machines
>>> in their env.
>>> I think there's likely better ways that they could achieve this if we were
>>> optimizing for this, though.
>> This sounds like "install the newly Branched release (AKA Alpha)", which
>> has rapid updates, but should slow down once it goes GOLD, and then be
>> slow and stable for the next 13 months after that.
> I'd say that people like this probably want to start installing Fedora at
> the point where no reversions of major Features are likely to occur.  So
> they probably want to do their initial install at a point in the process
> after Alpha.  I don't know where we match up though... the systemd reversion
> was a bit of a mess and I don't know how the process is supposed to work as
> opposed to how it did work this time around.
> -Toshio

Alpha is post-feature freeze, so there shouldn't be reversions of
features after that point, outside of special cases.  systemd was a
special case.  If we as a project stuck better to our feature freeze and
process, then installing from Alpha would be a more favorable target.

Jesse Keating
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