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= Fedora Release Engineering Team =
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This page contains information about the Fedora Release Engineering team.
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== Contact Information ==
 
== Contact Information ==
* IRC: #fedora-devel
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* IRC: #fedora-releng
* Mailing List: [mailto:rel-eng@lists.fedoraproject.org rel-eng@'''lists.'''fedoraproject.org] (just an alias right now, no list yet)
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* Mailing List: [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/rel-eng rel-eng@'''lists.'''fedoraproject.org]
 
* Issue tracker: https://fedorahosted.org/rel-eng/newticket
 
* Issue tracker: https://fedorahosted.org/rel-eng/newticket
  
If you want the to get something done (e.g. moving packages to buildroots or into frozen compositions) by the ReleaseEngineering Team, please create a ticket in the issue tracker mentioned above. Pleaser enter your FAS-username or e-mail address in the respective textbox, to make sure the team can contact you.
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If you want the to get something done (e.g. moving packages to buildroots or into frozen compositions) by the ReleaseEngineering Team, please create a ticket in the issue tracker mentioned above. Please enter your FAS-username or e-mail address in the respective textbox, to make sure the team can contact you.
 
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{{Template:Caution}} The old e-mail address <s>rel-eng@fedoraproject.org</s> (note the missing lists.) does not work currently.
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== Composition ==
 
== Composition ==
  
* [[User:f13| Jesse Keating (f13)]] (Leader)
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* [[User:Ausil| Dennis Gilmore (dgilmore)]] (Leader)
 
* [[User:notting| Bill Nottingham (notting)]]
 
* [[User:notting| Bill Nottingham (notting)]]
* [[User:jeremy| Jeremy Katz (jeremy)]]
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* [[User:kevin| Kevin Fenzi (nirik)]]
* [[User:poelstra| John Poelstra (poelcat)]]
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* [[User:till| Till Mass (tyll)]]
* [[User:jwb| Josh Boyer (jwb)]]
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* [[User:dwa| David Aquilina (dwa)]]
* [[User:lmacken| Luke Macken (lmacken)]]
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* [[User:parasense| Jon Disnard (masta)]]
* [[User:rdieter| Rex Dieter (rdieter)]]
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* [[User:sharkcz| Dan Horák (sharkcz)]] (secondary arches)
* [[User:spot| Tom Callaway (spot)]]
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* [[User:warren| Warren Togami (warren)]]
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* [[User:wwoods| Will Woods (wwoods)]]
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Release Team members are approved by FESCo.  However, FESCo has
 
Release Team members are approved by FESCo.  However, FESCo has
 
delegated this power to the Release Team itself.  If you want to join
 
delegated this power to the Release Team itself.  If you want to join
the team, contact the releng team using the [[#Contact information| contact information above]].
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the team, please read [[#Joining Release Engineering|the section below]].
  
 
== What is Fedora Release Engineering? ==
 
== What is Fedora Release Engineering? ==
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== Who's in Charge ==
 
== Who's in Charge ==
  
JesseKeating.  Leadership is currently appointed by FESCo with input
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Dennis Gilmore (dgilmore on IRC, FAS username ausil).  Leadership is currently appointed by FESCo with input
 
from the current release team.
 
from the current release team.
  
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* Set policy on freeze management
 
* Set policy on freeze management
 
* Administrate the build system(s)
 
* Administrate the build system(s)
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* Manage the packages git repositories (dist-git) and handle [[Package SCM admin requests]]
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* Remove unmaintained packages from Fedora
  
See our [[ReleaseEngineering/SOP|  Standard Operating Procedures]]  for details on how we do the things we do.
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== Joining Release Engineering ==
  
See our [[ReleaseEngineering/Projects|  Projects Page]]  for information on our current projects.
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Much of rel-eng's communication is via IRC.  One of the best ways to initially get involved is to attend one of the meetings and say that you're interested in doing some work during the open floor at the end of the meeting.  If you can't make the meeting times, you can also ping one of us on IRC or sign up for the [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/rel-eng mailing list].
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Since release engineering needs special access to systems essential to Fedora people new to rel-eng will usually get access a little bit a time. Typically people won't immediately be granted the ability to sign packages and push updates for example.  A couple of tasks you could start out with are troubleshooting why builds are failing (and if rel-eng could take actions to fix it) as the requests are submitted to trac or help with scripts for various rel-eng tasks.
  
 
== How we do it ==
 
== How we do it ==
  
Most discussions regarding release engineering will happen either in #fedora-devel or on the fedora-devel-list mailing list. For requests, please consult the [[#Contact information| contact information above]].
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See our [[ReleaseEngineering/SOP| Standard Operating Procedures]] for details on how we do the things we do.
  
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Most discussions regarding release engineering will happen either in #fedora-releng or on the releng mailing list. For requests, please consult the [[#Contact information| contact information above]].
  
 
=== Meetings ===
 
=== Meetings ===
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Starting 2013-12-09 rel-eng holds regular meetings every Monday at 16:30 UTC in #fedora-meeting-1 on the Freenode IRC network.
  
Meetings are regularly held every Monday at 1800 UTC.  Our meetings are held in #fedora-meeting on the Freenode IRC network. At times we will have meetings more often than the scheduled times, particularly if a release is coming up.  Meeting notes will be posted to fedora-devel-list and the wiki below.
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* Meeting agendas are created from open tickets in Trac that contain the meeting keyword.
 
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* [[ReleaseEngineering/Meetings/Agenda|  Proposed Agenda]]
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==== Meeting Minutes ====
 
==== Meeting Minutes ====
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Minutes are posted to the rel-eng mailing list. They are also available at the [http://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/teams/releng/ Meetbot team page for releng]
  
* http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/ReleaseEngineering/Meetings
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There are also [[ReleaseEngineering/Meetings|historical Meeting Minutes for 2007-04-16 to 2009-05-04]].
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== Current activities ==
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See our [https://fedorahosted.org/rel-eng/report ticket queue] for the things we are currently working.
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See [[Releases]] for information about Fedora releases, including schedules.
  
 
== Freeze Policies ==
 
== Freeze Policies ==
  
* [[ReleaseEngineering/TestFreezePolicyTest Freeze Policy]]  
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* [[ReleaseEngineering/FeatureFreezePolicyFeature Freeze Policy]] (One week before Alpha Freeze)
* [[ReleaseEngineering/FeatureFreezePolicyFeature Freeze Policy]]  
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* [[Alpha_Freeze_PolicyAlpha Freeze Policy]]  
* [[ReleaseEngineering/DevelFreezePolicyDevel Freeze Policy]]  
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* [[ReleaseEngineering/StringFreezePolicyString Freeze Policy]] (Same time as Alpha Freeze)
* [[ReleaseEngineering/FinalFreezePolicy|  Final Freeze Policy]]
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* [[ReleaseEngineering/FinalFreezePolicy|  Final/Beta Freeze Policy]]
* [[ReleaseEngineering/StringFreezePolicy|  String Freeze Policy]]
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== Who represents what to Fedora Release Engineering? ==
 
== Who represents what to Fedora Release Engineering? ==
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Various people attend rel-eng meetings and represent parts of Fedora engineering.  If you wish to attend and represent a group of folks, just add your name below.  Some representatives will also be releng members, but no representative needs to be.
 
Various people attend rel-eng meetings and represent parts of Fedora engineering.  If you wish to attend and represent a group of folks, just add your name below.  Some representatives will also be releng members, but no representative needs to be.
  
* WillWoods (QA)
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* JeremyKatz (Installer/Virt)
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[[Category: Release Engineering]]
* RexDieter (KDE)
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* JohnPoelstra (Features, scheduling, and meeting minutes)
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* JoshBoyer (PPC)
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* DimitrisGlezos ([[L10N|Localization]])
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Revision as of 17:26, 11 February 2014

This page contains information about the Fedora Release Engineering team.

Contents

Contact Information

If you want the to get something done (e.g. moving packages to buildroots or into frozen compositions) by the ReleaseEngineering Team, please create a ticket in the issue tracker mentioned above. Please enter your FAS-username or e-mail address in the respective textbox, to make sure the team can contact you.

Composition

Release Team members are approved by FESCo. However, FESCo has delegated this power to the Release Team itself. If you want to join the team, please read the section below.

What is Fedora Release Engineering?

Broad Overview

Who's in Charge

Dennis Gilmore (dgilmore on IRC, FAS username ausil). Leadership is currently appointed by FESCo with input from the current release team.

Things we Do

  • Set the schedule for releases including freeze dates, final release, slips, etc.
  • Set blocker criteria for the release.
  • Decide what packages go onto a spin.
  • Create official Fedora Spins.
  • Report progress towards release from Feature Freeze on.
  • Give reports to FESCo on changes to processes.
  • If something is known to be controversial, we let FESCo know before implementing otherwise implementation generally happens concurrently to reporting.
  • Set policy on freeze management
  • Administrate the build system(s)
  • Manage the packages git repositories (dist-git) and handle Package SCM admin requests
  • Remove unmaintained packages from Fedora

Joining Release Engineering

Much of rel-eng's communication is via IRC. One of the best ways to initially get involved is to attend one of the meetings and say that you're interested in doing some work during the open floor at the end of the meeting. If you can't make the meeting times, you can also ping one of us on IRC or sign up for the mailing list.

Since release engineering needs special access to systems essential to Fedora people new to rel-eng will usually get access a little bit a time. Typically people won't immediately be granted the ability to sign packages and push updates for example. A couple of tasks you could start out with are troubleshooting why builds are failing (and if rel-eng could take actions to fix it) as the requests are submitted to trac or help with scripts for various rel-eng tasks.

How we do it

See our Standard Operating Procedures for details on how we do the things we do.

Most discussions regarding release engineering will happen either in #fedora-releng or on the releng mailing list. For requests, please consult the contact information above.

Meetings

Starting 2013-12-09 rel-eng holds regular meetings every Monday at 16:30 UTC in #fedora-meeting-1 on the Freenode IRC network.

  • Meeting agendas are created from open tickets in Trac that contain the meeting keyword.

Meeting Minutes

Minutes are posted to the rel-eng mailing list. They are also available at the Meetbot team page for releng

There are also historical Meeting Minutes for 2007-04-16 to 2009-05-04.

Current activities

See our ticket queue for the things we are currently working.

See Releases for information about Fedora releases, including schedules.

Freeze Policies

Who represents what to Fedora Release Engineering?

Various people attend rel-eng meetings and represent parts of Fedora engineering. If you wish to attend and represent a group of folks, just add your name below. Some representatives will also be releng members, but no representative needs to be.