Fedora 23 Alpha Freeze

Dennis Gilmore dennis at ausil.us
Wed Jul 29 13:59:28 UTC 2015

Hi all,

Today's an important day on the Fedora 23 schedule[1], with several
significant cut-offs. First of all today is the Bodhi activation point
[2]. That means that from now all Fedora 23 packages must be submitted
to updates-testing and pass the relevant requirements[3] before they
will be marked as 'stable' and moved to the fedora repository.

Today is also the Alpha freeze[4]. This means that only packages which
fix accepted blocker or freeze exception bugs[5][6] will be marked as
'stable' and included in the Alpha composes. Other builds will remain
in updates-testing until the Alpha release is approved, at which point
the Alpha freeze is lifted and packages can move to 'stable' as usual
until the Beta freeze.

Today is also the Software String freeze[7], which means that strings
marked for translation in Fedora-translated projects should not now
be changed for Fedora 23.

Finally, today is the 'completion deadline' Change Checkpoint[8],
meaning that Fedora 23 Changes must now be 'feature complete or close
enough to completion that a majority of its functionality can be



[1] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/23/Schedule
[2] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Updates_Policy#Bodhi_enabling
[3] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Updates_Policy#Branched_release
[4] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Milestone_freezes
[5] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:SOP_blocker_bug_process
[6] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:SOP_freeze_exception_bug_process
[7] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/ReleaseEngineering/StringFreezePolicy
[8] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/Policy
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