Beta Freeze Policy

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* Development builds of packages can continue, however they will not be included in the test release unless you request a break of the freeze for your build.
 
* Development builds of packages can continue, however they will not be included in the test release unless you request a break of the freeze for your build.
  
== Requesting an Exception ==
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== Exceptions ==
{{admon/note|Build and Test First| If believe there is a good reason for you to break the Beta freeze, build and test your package before submitting a request for approval}}
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If believe there is a good reason for you to break the Beta freeze, submit a request for approval to do so by filing a [https://fedorahosted.org/rel-eng/newticket Release Engineering Ticket]. Please include the following information:
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=== Requesting an exception ===
# A description of what you want to change
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If you believe there is a good reason for you to break the Beta freeze, you must request an exception.
# Rationale for why the change is important enough to be allowed in after the freeze
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<ol><li>Build and test your package before submitting anything.
# The koji build nvr (name-version-release)
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{{admon/important|Build and test first!| Do not omit this step.}}</li>
# Impact of '''not''' accepting the change at this point of the schedule
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<li>Submit the freeze exception request by filing a [https://fedorahosted.org/rel-eng/newticket Release Engineering Ticket], or by running <code>make tag-request</code> in your package module. Please include the following information:
# Information on what testing you've already done on the development to help reduce the risk
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* A description of what you want to change
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* Rationale for why the change is important enough to be allowed in after the freeze
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* The koji build nvr (name-version-release)
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* Impact of '''not''' accepting the change at this point of the schedule
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* Description of testing you've already done on the development to help reduce the risk
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{{admon/tip|Exception Ticket Wizard|As a convenience there is a <code>make</code> target called <code>tag-request</code> in your package module that assists in creating a ticket for you.}}
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=== Evaluating requests for exception ===
 
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== Exception Evaluation ==
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The [[ReleaseEngineering| Release Engineering team]]  will evaluate your request and provide feedback.   
 
The [[ReleaseEngineering| Release Engineering team]]  will evaluate your request and provide feedback.   
 
* Approval comes in the form of ''+1's'' (meaning ''Yes'' or ''I approve'').   
 
* Approval comes in the form of ''+1's'' (meaning ''Yes'' or ''I approve'').   
* Two +1's (without any negative feedback or ''-1's'') are necessary to build.  If there is negative feedback, conversation will ensue and a new vote will be taken.
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* Two +1's (without any negative feedback or ''-1's'') are necessary to build.  If there is negative feedback, conversation ensues and a new vote is taken.
  
If your request is denied, your package will not appear in Rawhide until the freeze ends. If you disagree with Release Engineering's decision you may enter an appeal with [[Fedora_Engineering_Steering_Committee|FESCo]]. To start the appeals process with FESCo [https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/newtplticket create a ticket with FESCo].
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If your request is denied, your package will not appear in Rawhide until the freeze ends. If you disagree with Release Engineering's decision, you may enter an appeal with [[Fedora_Engineering_Steering_Committee|FESCo]]. To start the appeals process with FESCo [https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/newtplticket create a ticket with FESCo].
  
 
[[Category:Release Engineering]]
 
[[Category:Release Engineering]]

Revision as of 14:10, 15 January 2010

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Ignoring the Freeze Process
Ignoring the freeze process and introducing new packages anyway can result in your package being reverted or reduce the chances of receiving an exception
  • At Beta Freeze, all packages should be code complete, all known bugs should be fixed, as we prepare the last test release for widespread coordinated testing of bug fixes
  • Freezing the package collection makes sure there is adequate time to prepare and test the Beta Release before making it publicly available.
  • Changes to Critical Path Packages after Beta Freeze must follow the exception process described here.
  • Changes to non-Critical Path Packages are peer-driven via Bodhi. They do not require an exception from Release Engineering, but they should use established the Bodhi peer-review, karma system.
  • New packages can still be reviewed, added in CVS and built
  • Development builds of packages can continue, however they will not be included in the test release unless you request a break of the freeze for your build.

Exceptions

Requesting an exception

If you believe there is a good reason for you to break the Beta freeze, you must request an exception.

  1. Build and test your package before submitting anything.
    Important.png
    Build and test first!
    Do not omit this step.
  2. Submit the freeze exception request by filing a Release Engineering Ticket, or by running make tag-request in your package module. Please include the following information:
    • A description of what you want to change
    • Rationale for why the change is important enough to be allowed in after the freeze
    • The koji build nvr (name-version-release)
    • Impact of not accepting the change at this point of the schedule
    • Description of testing you've already done on the development to help reduce the risk

Evaluating requests for exception

The Release Engineering team will evaluate your request and provide feedback.

  • Approval comes in the form of +1's (meaning Yes or I approve).
  • Two +1's (without any negative feedback or -1's) are necessary to build. If there is negative feedback, conversation ensues and a new vote is taken.

If your request is denied, your package will not appear in Rawhide until the freeze ends. If you disagree with Release Engineering's decision, you may enter an appeal with FESCo. To start the appeals process with FESCo create a ticket with FESCo.