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

Chris Murphy lists at colorremedies.com
Tue Sep 18 18:51:43 UTC 2012

On Sep 18, 2012, at 12:03 PM, Jesse Keating wrote:

> On 09/18/2012 10:16 AM, Chris Murphy wrote:
>> I would use the word "RELEASE" instead of TC1, TC2, RC1, RC2. So
>> "Fedora 18 Alpha RC3" became "Fedora 18 Alpha Release". It was after
>> all a "release candidate" and once no longer a candidate, it is a
>> release.
>> "Completed" adds yet another term that seems unnecessary, albeit
>> vastly more appropriate than GOLD or GM.
> I think you missed my point.  The announcement is trying to state that we the project have finished the Alpha, and have begun the staging process to get it released to the public.  It is not released yet, people cannot download it from our mirror system, so calling it "released" does not make sense.

I said release, not released. You're wanting a substitute for GOLD in the phrase "is hereby declared GOLD"? If you're stuck on making a declaration, then ended it with "completed" is fine. But I think "Fedora 18 Alpha Release Criteria have been met" is more clear about what has happened. Something declared completed will imply to some people that alpha as a process is completed, as another person has already mentioned, although it's perhaps a minor confusion.

Chris Murphy

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