[Test-Announce] Fedora 17 Alpha RC1 is not released. Definitely, absolutely not.

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Wed Feb 15 20:00:50 UTC 2012

Some of you who are just too darn nosy for your own business may have
noticed a directory called 17-Alpha.RC1/ here:


Now, if you're some kind of trouble-making, commie, tin foil hatted
conspiracist, you might even think that this might be Fedora 17 Alpha

This is both laughably naive and treasonous! Purge such thoughts from
your mind immediately. Now. I'm warning you. My friends at Google will
let me know if you haven't.

Any images you may find if you were to take the extremely inadvisable,
and indeed criminally indictable, step of entering the above directory
are certainly not some kind of Alpha RC1 images which turn out to
contain a serious bug[1] that was discovered part-way through the
compose process, but are otherwise mostly installable and testable. No.
They're full of lead, mercury, plutonium and other highly toxic
substances. Don't touch them - you'll die in agony right after we arrest
you. Really. It's for your own good.

In a move that is *entirely* coincidental to all of the above, it just
so happens that the release engineering team will soon be composing some
builds that will be named Fedora 17 Alpha RC2. For entirely legitimate
reasons which are certainly not at all to do with anything mentioned
above, but which I can't tell you about for reasons of security.


These images will likely show up in a directory called
http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/stage/17-Alpha.RC2/ when they're
done, but if you know what's good for you, you won't go sticking your
grubby little fingers in it until we tell you to.

[1] http://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=790639
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
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