[Test-Announce] Fedora 18 Alpha is hereby declared GOLD

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Mon Sep 17 21:52:11 UTC 2012

On Mon, 2012-09-17 at 14:34 -0700, Jesse Keating wrote:
> On 09/17/2012 02:19 PM, Adam Williamson wrote:
> > On Mon, 2012-09-17 at 16:37 -0400, G.Wolfe Woodbury wrote:
> >> On 09/17/2012 04:27 PM, Adam Williamson wrote:
> >>> It's been suggested that we should stop using 'GOLD' when talking
> >>> about Alpha and Beta, and I think this is right. Only final releases
> >>> should be said to have gone 'gold' - this is how the term is generally
> >>> understood, and using it for Alpha and Beta releases confuses people
> >>> as to their status. Jaroslav, what needs to happen for the term not to
> >>> be used for F18 Beta and future Alpha / Beta releases?
> >>
> >> I like the suggestion to use "bronze" then "silver" then "gold"
> >
> > It's cute, but I think might read a bit bizarre in isolation. 'Ready for
> > testing' is terminally boring, but seems safe...
> >
> Although that somewhat conflicts with our release candidates of 
> Alpha/Beta that are also "ready for testing".
> Also, the point of marking something as GOLD was that it's ready to be 
> staged for distribution.  GOLD meant Gold Master, that is the master 
> copy was produced and sent off to the duplicators.  "Ready for testing" 
> doesn't quite embody that same idea.
> "Completed" seems to make some sense, the Alpha has been completed and 
> is now being staged for release.

Good points, I like 'completed'.
Adam Williamson
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