Fedora 11 schedule proposal
poelstra at redhat.com
Thu Nov 13 17:11:29 UTC 2008
Jeremy Katz wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-11-11 at 16:11 -0800, Jesse Keating wrote:
>> Fedora releases typically have a 6 month development cycle. We target
>> specific dates for the release to give developers, end users, and
>> upstreams a target to shoot for. Typically any slipping of a release we
>> do, we just shorten the next release to make up for it. However a
>> month's time is quite a lot to shrink. Especially because of the
>> significance of F11.
> FWIW, the past slippage of a month that we had, we made up the month
> over the course of 2 release cycles to help reduce the impact to each
> individual release.
I think the schedules and processes have matured a lot from the release
before Fedora 8 and I'm not sure they are as valid for comparison now.
* Fedora 8 slipped overall by approximately one week. We still set a
~5/1 GA date for F9
* Fedora 9 slipped two weeks total. We set an F10 GA date of ~ Oct 31.
* So far Fedora 10 has slipped by four weeks. After the infrastructure
incident we slipped by three weeks. Another week was added when we
missed the beta freeze.
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