Fedora 11 schedule proposal

Thorsten Leemhuis fedora at leemhuis.info
Wed Nov 12 19:44:59 UTC 2008

On 12.11.2008 20:06, Jeremy Katz wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-11-11 at 16:11 -0800, Jesse Keating wrote:
 > [...]
>> Fedora 11 will be extremely important to Red Hat Enterprise Linux
>> (otherwise known as RHEL).  RHEL 6 planning has looked to use Fedora 10
>> and Fedora 11 as releases to work out new technologies and features that
>> are desired in RHEL 6.  This includes a lot of upstream work that is
>> being done, and targeted to land in these two releases.  That planning
>> was also planning for a full 6 month Fedora 11 cycle, and Red Hat
>> resources were lined up to take advantage of this, by participating more
>> in the development cycle, in the testing cycle, in bugfixing, etc...
>> This is a good thing.

Fedora is a Red Hat sponsored project and a lot of Fedora developers are 
payed by Red Hat. Nevertheless: What really irritates and annoys me is 
that it at least *looks like* the idea to delay Fedora 11 a bit to help 
RHEL 6 seems to come from *within* the project.

That's IMHO totally wrong way around and IMHO should not have happened.

Fedora IMHO should try to more act like a independent project if Fedora 
wants to get taken serious; otherwise Fedora will always stay a RH pet 
project that is unattractive to other medium or big sized Linux 
companies that might want to get involved in Fedora as well.

Things like that also won't help to get rid of the "Fedora is just a 
RHEL beta" fame most of us dislike.

Note that I have *no* problem with the idea itself that RH might want us 
to delay F11 (apart from the fact that I belive that predictable release 
dates are quite important). But RH should clearly have asked the project 
in a kind of official way "Can you please consider a one month delay for 
F11 as it would suite us very well".

 > [...]
> I'd personally prefer that we keep to the dates that we have said and
> are expected by the rest of the world.  Fedora 11 has its target date of
> the nearest Tuesday to May 1st (May 5th if I'm reading my calendar
> correctly).

Strong +1 (not only to this, but to about everything Jeremy wrote in his 


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