Request for Comments: Proposed changes to Fedora development cycle

Nicolas Mailhot nicolas.mailhot at
Tue Oct 16 18:12:18 UTC 2007

Le mardi 16 octobre 2007 à 19:45 +0200, Hans de Goede a écrit :
> Jesse Keating wrote:

> > Here is the problem, if the build is not deemed "good" by rel-eng to be
> > in the release after the release candidate where does it go?
> Why does this deeming good have to be done by rel-eng? Thats creating both a 
> bottle-neck and a hoop to jump through.

Because ultimately rel-eng is the Fedora entity responsible for making
good releases, because everyone will blame them if things go wrong, so I
sure hope they have veto power at critical release time

> And yes I want to see "benign simple fixes, with little chance to regressions" 
> go into the release even once we've released an RC, that way we the actual 
> release will be better (less bugs) and we avoid having a slew of updates right 
> after the release.

Join rel-eng, you want a share of the power, get a share of the blame.

> I know some people are very much against this and want only critical fixes at 
> this point, to them I say stop thinking Fedora Core and start thinking Fedora 
> Extras.

This is not FE vs FC, this is having someone in charge at release time
and you won't find a lot of people here to say rel-eng or Jesse is
abusing this power.

Many thanks to the rel-eng team! Many thanks for herding ungrateful

Nicolas Mailhot
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