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

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Tue Sep 18 04:21:00 UTC 2012

On Mon, 2012-09-17 at 22:03 -0400, Matthew Miller wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 12:51:00AM +0200, Björn Persson wrote:
> > > It's cute, but I think might read a bit bizarre in isolation. 'Ready
> > > for testing' is terminally boring, but seems safe...
> > Aren't the terms "alpha" and "beta"? Fedora 18 has been declared alpha. 
> > Before that it was pre-alpha. After some more testing and fixing it will 
> > reach beta status. Right?
> But how do you say "finalized alpha release" and "finalized beta release",
> given that these milestones go through a qa and release engineering process
> themselves?

The Alpha release itself is done now. Alpha is Alpha. Alpha is done. All
work is towards Beta. We *test* Alpha, but all that testing is towards
making Beta and Final better. We test Beta, to make Final better. But
Fedora 18 Alpha is a particular thing that is now done and will never
change. Fedora 18 Beta will be a particular thing that will be done and
will never change. The state of F18 a week after the Alpha unfreeze is
no longer Fedora 18 Alpha. It's something else.
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
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