Release critiera proposal: reword the EFI criterion and, for F17, move it to Alpha

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Wed Aug 17 19:43:49 UTC 2011

So while I was discussing an EFI issue with Peter Jones we noticed that
the current release criterion dealing with EFI installs could be
improved. It's a Beta criterion, and it reads:

"The installer must boot and run on systems using EFI other than Apple

The wording 'boot and run' is a bit odd, what we really want is to be
able to complete an installation, so propose:

"In most cases (see Blocker_Bug_FAQ), the installer must boot, run, and
be capable of installing a correct bootloader configuration on systems
using EFI other than Apple Macs. The installed system must boot
successfully via EFI"

We'd also like to propose moving the criterion to Alpha for F17: EFI is
becoming progressively more important over time and will continue to do
so. Peter says over 50% of currently shipping server systems use EFI by
default. We think F17 is the appropriate timeframe to make EFI an Alpha
Adam Williamson
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