Heads-up: RC4 impending this afternoon

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Tue Nov 1 20:04:48 UTC 2011

Hey, folks. Just a heads-up that RC4 will be landing this afternoon.
Unfortunately, it contains some changes to key packages (kernel and
dracut) so ideally we should re-do the full test matrix for it :(. Full
list of bugs which will likely be addressed in RC4:

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=748516 "kernel does not boot
with patch to fix invalid EFI remap calls from 2011-10-18"

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=750228 "F16 RC2 efidisk.img
doesn't boot on ThinkPad T520, older one works" (was already fixed in

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=750603 "dracut --install
isn't copying script to the target"

http://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=746693 "Can't login via gdm
when `metacity` pkg is not installed"

so we'll be taking fixes to kernel, dracut, and gdm. fun!

Go/no-go meeting is tomorrow afternoon (NA time) - it was scheduled for
today but that was an error. So we'll have around 24 hours to get
through as much of the validation as we can. This is really the last
shot at hitting the release date: if RC4 isn't good, we'll be slipping
(and everyone can get some sleep). :) Sorry for the crazy crunch with
this release, it's just been a very difficult release, unfortunately,
but if we can get it out nevertheless, we'll have done an amazing job.
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
IRC: adamw | Twitter: AdamW_Fedora | identi.ca: adamwfedora

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