Release counter for F9

Jesse Keating jkeating at
Mon Mar 31 12:04:22 UTC 2008

On Mon, 2008-03-31 at 13:26 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> Nicu Buculei wrote:
> > Jon Stanley wrote:
> >> On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 8:22 AM, Nicu Buculei 
> >> <nicu_fedora at> wrote:
> >>
> >>>  A first thing would be, IMO, to define when we start counting. I see 
> >>> two
> >>>  possible scenarios: either from a certain number of days in advance (30
> >>>  days sounds plausible) or from the Release Candidate.
> >>
> >> The problem with starting this far out is that we're still not
> >> entirely sure if we're going to slip the release date or not, based
> >> upon the slips that we've had so far in the schedule (we've lost about
> >> 2 weeks to slips thus far).  We're trying like hell to release on 4/29
> >> as planned, but there's a (not so) small chance that won't happen.  It
> >> would look fairly bad to "turn back the clock" when/if we slip.
> > 
> > This is why we probably should escalate this to the right level and get 
> > an advice (as good as it could be made, we all know delays may happen 
> > even in the last week) about the date.
> > 
> > I believe ReleaseEngineering is the proper entity to ask about this, do 
> > we have anyone here connected to it?
> CC'ing rel-eng.
> Rahul

At this time we're not slipping.  However even if we did, we can just
reset the counter back a little bit.  It's not really worse than having
our release date change on the schedule page.  It certainly wouldn't be
the first case of a computer progress timer going backwards...

Jesse Keating
Fedora -- All my bits are free, are yours?
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