F17 process change proposal

Bruno Wolff III bruno at wolff.to
Wed Sep 21 03:22:00 UTC 2011

On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 01:08:56 +0300,
  Kalev Lember <kalevlember at gmail.com> wrote:
> As it is right now, it is somewhat difficult to get off the rawhide
> track and to continue on Branched. For example, if a person that's

yum downgrade works pretty reasonably if you haven't moved too far past.
Broken deps cause issues though.

> With my proposal, Branched and rawhide would have exactly the same
> package set during the Alpha Freeze - Beta Freeze time frame. That way,
> we'd have a month to let users choose whether they want to stay on the
> Branched or on the rawhide track.

I'd still like to be able to play with new stuff that might not be ready
by beta, in rawhide during that time.

> Technically it should be easy to accomplish by having the fedora-release
> package obsolete older fedora-release-rawhide packages during that time
> frame. Anyone updating their rawhide systems would get the updated
> fedora-release package that contains yum configuration for F17 Branched.

I don't particularly have a problem with people getting branched by
default at branch time.

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