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

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Tue Sep 18 18:54:18 UTC 2012


On Tue, 2012-09-18 at 08:18 +0200, Stijn Hoop wrote:
> On Mon, 17 Sep 2012 21:21:00 -0700
> Adam Williamson <awilliam at redhat.com> wrote:
> 
> > On Mon, 2012-09-17 at 22:03 -0400, Matthew Miller wrote:
> > > On Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 12:51:00AM +0200, Bj├Ârn 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.
> 
> Yeah but why not rename the _Release_ Candidates as well ?
> 
> As in:
> 
> F18 Pre-Alpha 1 (current TC1)
> F18 Pre-Alpha 2 (current TC2)
> ...
> F18 Pre-Alpha 5 (current RC2)
> F18 Alpha
> F18 Pre-Beta 1 (current TC1)
> ...
> F18 Beta
> F18 Pre-Release 1
> ...
> F18 Release == Gold
> 
> ?
> 
> My EUR 0.02, I don't really care that much about the color of the
> bikeshed but this suggestion was the most interesting to me ;-)

As I said, that's an active topic within QA as well, but it's probably
best to keep the two discussions separate, having them both in one
thread will only confuse things.
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Adam Williamson
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