Fedora Core 5 Status

Horst von Brand vonbrand at inf.utfsm.cl
Sat Mar 11 00:24:24 UTC 2006

Philippe Rigault <prigault at oricom.ca> wrote:

> > Due to circumstances outside of our control, we're going to be unable to
> > keep to the scheduled date of March 15th for the release of FC5 and
> > instead are going to have to make the release date Monday, March 20th.
> > While unfortunate in some ways, this gives us the opportunity to pull in
> > the final GNOME 2.14 tarballs which should be available on Monday
> > assuming the changes are suitably minor.  

> I have two problems with this:

> The first is that FC5 will be released essentially _untested_ after two
> of its main components were upgraded to a stable release after FC5test3:
>  - gcc 4.1.0
>  - glibc-2.4

And the kernel has been updated almost daily, but that doesn't count?

> It could be argued that FC5 will be _released_ with a stable release of its 
> compiler and C library, but not that this had been tested.

Can't have it both ways (fix bugs timely + ultra-tested software only)...

> The second goes the same way, arguing that if test3 is the latest test 
> release, any new major component should _not_ be upgraded to a new release, 
> which is particularly true for a big beast like GNOME.

There we could perhaps agree... but presumably the changes between the
current one and the final release are minor, bugfixes only?
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