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

Tomas Mraz tmraz at
Wed Oct 31 14:33:33 UTC 2012

On Wed, 2012-10-31 at 16:12 +0200, Panu Matilainen wrote: 
> On 10/30/2012 08:45 PM, Adam Williamson wrote:
> > On Tue, 2012-10-30 at 19:32 +0100, Gianluca Sforna wrote:
> >
> >> I don't know if it's impossible to revert to the F17 anaconda at this
> >> time, however it is clear that F18 is going to be the longest release
> >> cycle we had in 9 years and somehow we need to avoid this in the
> >> future.
> >
> > It's not impossible, well, nothing is impossible, but at this point it's
> > almost certainly more of a disruption than just plowing on with newui.
> >
> > It's worth noting quite a lot of the early issues in this cycle -
> > particularly during Alpha - weren't actually much to do with newui; they
> > were more to do with changes in dracut which affected anaconda. oldui
> > wasn't fixed for that, so if were to try and switch back to oldui at
> > this point, we'd have to go through the whole process of adjusting the
> > code for the changes to dracut again, quite apart from any other issues.
> Makes me wonder... were the anaconda developers and FESCo aware of the 
> oncoming major changes to dracut? At least I failed to see anything 
> obviously related to that on a quick skim through the f18 feature list.

Good point, unfortunately there is no _actively enforced_ requirement to
have a Fedora Feature for every major changes in core components of
Fedora that affect other components.

Tomas Mraz
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                                              Turkish proverb

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