Updated Fedora 12 Schedule (take 2)

John Poelstra poelstra at redhat.com
Mon Jul 27 03:59:21 UTC 2009

Mark McLoughlin said the following on 07/24/2009 05:55 AM Pacific Time:
> Hi John,
> (Cc-ing fedora-devel-list, surprised to see the schedule hasn't been
> posted there)

It was approved by FESCo in May 
https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/ticket/143 and should have appeared on 
fedora-devel as part of the meeting recap.

The schedules below are detailed schedules for a specific team.  There 
were no changes to the major milestones originally approved: 

> On Mon, 2009-07-13 at 21:09 -0700, John Poelstra wrote:
>> http://poelstra.fedorapeople.org/schedules/f-12/f-12-releng-tasks.html
>> http://poelstra.fedorapeople.org/schedules/f-12/f-12-releng.ics
> In the F-11 schedule, we had 85 days between Feature Freeze and GA. And
> then GA slipped by two weeks.
> In the F-12 schedule, we now have 99 days between Feature Freeze and GA.

For Fedora 12 An extra week was added to accommodate Linux plumbers 
conference, etc...https://fedorahosted.org/rel-eng/ticket/1271

In addition there are four weeks in the Fedora 12 schedule for Alpha 
(previously known as Beta) versus the three weeks in Fedora 11--this was 
an oversight in the setting of the Fedora 11 schedule which did not 
allow for three weekly snapshots.

> This seriously cuts into development time, and we already have a shorter
> releases cycle.

This is one of the reasons it was discussed almost a month or more 
before the GA of Fedora 11.

> Why is that?

To get back on the regular "Halloween/May Day" release schedule.  The 
original alpha (as we used to know it) was dropped by Releng in an 
effort to add more development time back... this was discussed on 


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