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Revision as of 18:37, 7 February 2020

ARM Release Criteria Changes


Proposed changes to the Desktop release criteria for ARM and AArch64 in Fedora 32:

  • drop Xfce on 32-bit ARM from release blocking desktops
  • add Workstation on AArch64 to release blocking desktops


  • Name: Paul Whalen
  • Email:
  • Responsible WG: ARM SIG

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 32
  • Last updated: 2020-02-07
  • Tracker bug: <will be assigned by the Wrangler>
  • Release notes tracker: <will be assigned by the Wrangler>

Detailed Description

In Fedora 32 we will have a couple new additions to release blocking deliverables including IoT and CoreOS. In order to reduce the overall test coverage and release blocking desktops we propose no longer blocking on the 32-Bit ARM Xfce Desktop spin, and adding Workstation on AArch64 as a release blocking desktop. The AArch64 Workstation image has been available for a number of Fedora releases and contains the same package set as x86_64 where it is heavily tested.

Release blocking image changes:

  • Drop: Spins/armhfp/images/Fedora-Xfce-armhfp-_RELEASE_MILESTONE_-sda.raw.xz
  • Add: Workstation/aarch64/images/Fedora-Workstation-aarch64-_RELEASE_MILESTONE_-sda.raw.xz

Benefit to Fedora

This change will reduce the release blocking desktops and potential for blocker bugs.


  • Proposal owners: Changes to the Wiki including testing templates and release criteria.
  • Other developers: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Release engineering: N/A - The AArch64 Workstation spin has been available for a number of years.
  • Policies and guidelines: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Trademark approval: N/A (not needed for this Change)

Upgrade/compatibility impact

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

How To Test

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

User Experience

The same Desktop experience enjoyed on x86_64.


N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Contingency Plan

  • Contingency mechanism: (What to do? Who will do it?) N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Contingency deadline: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Blocks release? N/A (not a System Wide Change), Yes/No
  • Blocks product? product


N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Release Notes