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

Stephen John Smoogen smooge at gmail.com
Wed Nov 24 03:49:28 UTC 2010

On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 12:39, Jesse Keating <jkeating at redhat.com> 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.

It sounds like it.. but psychologically is a completely different
thing. Alpha/beta/rawhide all sound too scary and they won't go near
it. However when they finally get on an RC or release they will go
through the same steps that the alpha/beta/rawhide/ or -testers users
had to do. Which then leads to a lot of stuff getting rolled in at the
last minute.

I just don't think "Slow and Stable" is ever going to work with Fedora.

Stephen J Smoogen.
"The core skill of innovators is error recovery, not failure avoidance."
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