Notice: Fedora 8 Feature *and String* Freeze - 2 WEEKS LEFT

Dimitris Glezos dimitris at
Mon Aug 13 21:47:59 UTC 2007

Warren Togami wrote:
> Feature Freeze for Fedora 8 is coming soon on August 28th.

A reminder that August 28th is also the *string freeze* for Fedora 8. After this
date, no new strings can be added or existing ones be modified in packages that
are translated by the Fedora Localization Project (eg stuff that Fedora is

For more information on string freezes, please refer to:

In short:

 * Please add/modify any translatable strings in your apps until then.
 * Make sure everything that should be translated is marked so (eg. gettext'ed).

Finally, a big "Thanks!" to all developers and maintainers who have been
patiently announcing their string changes in the past, thus helping us having
high quality translations in each Fedora release. Thank you!


> The goal of the feature freeze is to be sure that the components are in a
> known and tested state before the release of Fedora 8.
> Notes =====
> 1) Top Priority for the freeze are components within the default
> installations.
> 2) Secondary in freeze importance are packages within the entire Fedora
> Collection.  Major changes after the Feature Freeze date are highly
> discouraged.
> 3) New packages may continue to be added to the devel branch during this
> period, as long as they do not require major changes of existing packages.
> 4) Contact FESCo if you need clarification or permission for an
> exception to the Feature Freeze.
> 5) If your feature misses the deadline, don't feel too disheartened.
> The F9 feature freeze is coming ~6 months later.
> 6) At some (yet to be determined) point we have to stop additions of new
> packages to F8 when we reach the DEEP FREEZE.  This is when we stop the
> churn of new and updated packages in order to check consistency of the
> repository prior to the final release.  By the calendar, F8 Final devel
> freeze is currently scheduled for October 23rd.
> If you have any questions about the Feature Freeze, please ask on
> fedora-devel-list.
> Thanks,
> Warren Togami
> wtogami at

Dimitris Glezos
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