Slipping F21 (was: Schedule for Wednesday's FESCo Meeting (2014-06-11))

Jiri Eischmann eischmann at
Wed Jun 11 15:41:02 UTC 2014

Kalev Lember píše v St 11. 06. 2014 v 16:56 +0200:
> On 06/11/2014 04:37 PM, Stephen Gallagher wrote:
> > I forgot to open a ticket over the last week, but the Server WG has
> > identified that completion of its core task (the Server Role API) is
> > likely to need a little extra time. This is a blocker to release, so
> > we figured it would be best to ask FESCo to modify the schedule in
> > advance, rather than forcing a slip at the end.
> > 
> > I'll bring this up in Open Floor, unless you want to add it to the
> > formal agenda.
> How much time do you think you'd need to complete the Server Role API?

If it's more than a month, then I don't agree with the slip of the whole

> With my Workstation WG hat on, I'd very much like to avoid pushing back
> the schedule. We already skipped one whole release; if we slip F21 it's
> going to negatively impact how users perceive the Workstation, and make
> it harder for Workstation developers to work on the code upstream.
> At the very least, please don't do a quick decision on today's IRC
> meeting and allow some time to discuss this with other WGs.

+1, this is an important decision that can't be done after a short
discussion over a ticket that came last minute.

> An alternative to slipping would also be to skip Server this release
> cycle if it's not ready. Could try again in 6 months.

+1, we've already skipped one release and we just can't delay
significantly more. Fedora is known as a fast-moving distribution. A
large portion of our user base is using Fedora just for that reason. Do
we really want to make even more of them switch to Arch?
Release early, release often. We can't wait forever. If one of the
products can't make it this release they can jump on train next release.
There won't be any regression for server users compared to F20.


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