Fedora 19 status is ALIVE, GA on July 02, 2013

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Fri Jun 28 22:27:49 UTC 2013


On Sat, 2013-06-29 at 00:24 +0200, drago01 wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 11:16 PM, Adam Williamson <awilliam at redhat.com> wrote:
> > On Fri, 2013-06-28 at 22:43 +0200, drago01 wrote:
> >> On Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 10:36 PM, Kevin Fenzi <kevin at scrye.com> wrote:
> >> > On Fri, 28 Jun 2013 22:13:09 +0200
> >> > drago01 <drago01 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> On Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 6:00 PM, Matthew Garrett
> >> >> <mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org> wrote:
> >> >> > and we have no history of producing updated
> >> >> > install images.
> >> >>
> >> >> Is there *any* reason why we can't? This sounds like a reasonable
> >> >> thing to do. Just because we have not done it in the past is not a
> >> >> reason not to.
> >> >
> >> > Sure we could. We would need to:
> >> >
> >> > * Have some way to freeze things so we could stablize for the release.
> >>
> >> We should use the GA package set + the fixed build not get all updates in.
> >> It is to fix one bug not to create updated images.
> >
> > I think there's some confusion here. You now actually seem to be talking
> > about the specific question of producing an updated install image one
> > time, for this one issue, but at first it seemed like you were
> > advocating it as The New Way Forward.
> 
> What I am saying is that for this particalur issue we should do it
> once we have a fix. It does not have to be 19.1 or any other fancy
> thing just provide something.
> *AND* leave this option open for future release i.e if we have found
> an issue that should have been fixed before release and that cannot be
> fixed by an update we
> should consider doing this again (decide on case by case basis).
> 
> We should not rule it out just "because we have never done it".

What we rule out is doing big official .1 builds. We have done various
semi-official post-release workarounds for awkward bugs in the past,
along the lines of what we're discussing here. special boot.isos showing
up in people's fedorapeople.org directories are not unknown. updates.img
links in the commonbugs pages are fairly frequent.
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