Fedora 18 feature processing?

Panu Matilainen pmatilai at laiskiainen.org
Tue Mar 6 11:49:46 UTC 2012

On 03/05/2012 05:54 PM, Josh Boyer wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 10:40 AM, Panu Matilainen
> <pmatilai at laiskiainen.org>  wrote:
>> Hey,
>> I'm wondering whether there's some kind of disconnect in the feature process
>> at the moment: In order to avoid the kind of last-minute inclusion craze
>> that everybody hates, we decided to postpone rpm-4.10 for F18 and hoped to
>> get a pre-release version into rawhide right after branching F17, but it's
>> been almost a month now since filing the feature
>> (https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/RPM4.10) ready for wrangler, with
>> no signs of activity from the wrangler to pass it on to FESCo (or request
>> corrections) that I can see.
>> Any idea what's up here? Lots of people are understandably busy with F17
>> preparations at this point, but now would also be the perfect time to start
>> introducing features deemed for F18 into rawhide, rather than day before
>> feature freeze. I'd rather have my "feature" done and dealt with well before
>> F18 alpha even appears on the horizon.
> I don't think you need to wait for the Feature wrangler here.  Just commit it
> to the master branch and build for F18.  It's not like kernel, gcc, and glibc
> upgrades sit around waiting on a Feature page to get looked at.
> Unless there is something that requires a large coordination with other
> packages, I think you're good.

Well, that'd be just fine with me, I've just been trying to play by the 
book. If it's ok for *some* features to proceed without prior acceptance 
then perhaps the policy should be clarified on that.

	- Panu -

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