[Announcement] Fedora 7 Deep Freeze/GA release schedule change

Josh Boyer jwboyer at jdub.homelinux.org
Wed May 9 13:20:27 UTC 2007

On Tue, 2007-05-08 at 20:24 -0500, Josh Boyer wrote:
> The bulk of the Core/Extras merge has now been finished, and the Release
> Engineering team has been working hard to get things back in shape for
> the final F7 release.  However, due to the massive nature of this
> undertaking, we are not coming back online as fast as we had hoped.
> We do not have a rawhide repository available as of yet, and the release
> and QA teams are not comfortable going into deep freeze at this point.
> During the Release team meeting yesterday, it was decided to slip the
> deep freeze date by a week at least.  This will also slip the final
> release of Fedora 7 by at least a week.
> Slipping a week will allow more time for the merge tree to materialize
> and stabilize.  Maintainers will also have more time to adjust to the
> new processes involved as a result of the merge.  We will also have more
> time to evaluate the blocking bugs that are currently open in Bugzilla.
> While this slip is unfortunate, it is also in the best interest for the
> quality of the release.  Please bear with us as we strive to make this
> the best release of Fedora to date!

Also, given that release cycles for older Fedora releases are dependent
upon the release dates of future releases, Fedora Core 5 will have it's
EOL date extended the same amount of time as the Fedora 7 release slips.



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