Fedora 10 Beta Freeze (Spins)

Jeroen van Meeuwen kanarip at kanarip.com
Sun Sep 14 14:53:02 UTC 2008

Hi there,

Fedora 10 has entered it's Beta Freeze stage which in your case is the 
time to start making absolutely sure your Spins are in perfect shape for 
being composed by Release Engineering.

Things you will need to make sure are, amongst others:

- it is not oversized
- it composes without troubles
- it ends up like you want it
- it boots, and runs
- it shows no unexpected behavior in applications you include

Right now, the following kickstarts are approved by the Spin SIG:

= fedora-aos.ks (Fedora AOS) =

- SELinux was added back to address the Board's concern with it being 
removed originally. This should resolve the only issue the Board raised 
but we've not yet seen explicit approval.

- The tool this spin is supposed to be composed with, appliance-tools, 
is currently at Release Engineering's discretion. As said before, this 
spin also composes with livecd-tools and spits out a nice minimal live 
ISO which then again of course also includes the raw ext3 .img file.

- Approved by Spin SIG,
- Approved by Board
- Approved by Rel. Eng.

Feature Page: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/appliance-tools

= fedora-livecd-broffice.org.ks (Fedora BrOffice.org) =

- Approved by Spin SIG,
- Approved by Board,
- Approved by Rel. Eng.

Feature Page: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/BrOffice.orgSpin

= fedora-livecd-desktop-default.ks (Fedora Desktop) =

- One of our permanent spins

= fedora-livecd-education-math.ks (Fedora Education Math) =

- Approved by Spin SIG,
- Approved by Board,
- Pending approval from Rel. Eng.

Feature Page: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/EducationMathSpin

= fedora-livecd-kde.ks (Fedora KDE) =

- One of our permanent spins

= fedora-livecd-xfce.ks (Fedora XFCE) =

- Approved by Spin SIG,
- Approved by Board after a little shuffling with the Feature Page,
- Pending approval from Rel. Eng.

Feature Page: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/XfceSpin

= fedora-livedvd-developer.ks (Fedora Developer) =

- Approved by Spin SIG,
- Approved by Board,
- Pending approval from Rel. Eng.

Feature Page: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/DeveloperSpin

= fedora-livedvd-electronic-lab.ks (Fedora Electronic Lab) =

- One of the spins that has been approved previously (Fedora 8)
- Approved by Spin SIG,
- Approved by Board,
- Pending approval from Rel. Eng. (but does not have the right category 
on it's Feature page to show up on Rel. Eng.'s radar, maybe since the 
feature page existed for Fedora 8 already).

Feature Page: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/FedoraElectronicLab

= fedora-livedvd-games.ks (Fedora Games) =

- One of the Spins that have been previously accepted (Fedora 8) and is 
now re-entering the process.
- Approved by Spin SIG,
- No Approval from Board requested, but previously approved,
- Not yet approved for Fedora 10 by Rel. Eng. (but in the 
FeatureReadyForFesco category).

Feature Page: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/GamesSpin

For the Fedora 10 Beta, a new branch has been created in the 
spin-kickstarts repository, called F-10-Beta. This branch only contains 
the files necessary for composing the spins. Note that like the rawhide 
tree, this branch is supposed to be frozen and as such you should only 
be applying fixes, no huge changes.

To checkout the F-10-Beta branch and start working with it, do:

git pull
git checkout --track -b F-10-Beta origin/F-10-Beta

You should not commit any changes to this branch as this is what Rel. 
Eng. is going to use to compose the spins from, and we do not know when 
that is exactly. Fixes go into the master branch and are pulled into the 
F-10-Beta branch only if necessary.

If you have any questions or remarks, please don't hesitate and drop the 
list a line.

Kind regards,

Jeroen van Meeuwen

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