Anaconda is totally trashing the F18 schedule (was Re: f18: how to install into a LVM partitions (or RAID))

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Tue Oct 30 18:12:32 UTC 2012

On Tue, 2012-10-30 at 14:08 -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> It's time somebody asked this, so ...
> Adam Williamson <awilliam at> writes:
> > What is missing from TC6 and will be added in the next build is the
> > ability to choose to reformat the partition. If you do not want to
> > reformat it, this is not a problem for you.
> It appears to me that anaconda is months away from being shippable.
> It's still got major features that are incomplete (one example above,
> but there are more), and I don't seem to be able to do anything at all
> with it without hitting serious bugs.
> How is it that we're even considering shipping this version for F18?
> For any other package, we'd be telling the maintainer to hold off
> till F19.  The rest of us don't get to be doing major feature
> development post-beta-freeze.

I'd recommend asking dcantrell, as he has some good points on this
topic. I broadly agree with him that it might well be more or less
impossible to smoothly handle a major rewrite of anaconda in our current
development process. CCing to make sure he sees this.
Adam Williamson
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