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Changes/Modular_Server_Beta

Summary

As we progress down the modularity path, we finally have enough content, architecture and understanding that we would like to release an edition of Fedora that is actually usable. However, as we aren't ready for production yet, we would like to do a "beta" release so that people can see it and try it but it doesn't actually take the place of a production edition. As such this Change Proposal requests that we set up a "Modular Server Edition" with some sort of flag that indicates that it is meant for experimentation and not real use. We plan to model the Server Edition in content and most use scenarios.

Owner

  • Edition: N/A but in collaboration with Server WG
  • Responsible WG: Modularity WG


Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 26
  • Last updated: 2017-01-09
  • Tracker bug: <will be assigned by the Wrangler>

Detailed Description

The modularity effort is fairly well known and significantly more information may be found on the wiki or the YouTube Channel. In short, modularity is attempting to disconnect the lifecycle of applications from 1) each other 2) the operating system while still maintaining the ease of use of a typical Linux Distro.

Benefit to Fedora

Scoping the question to this Change Proposal, the benefit to Fedora is 2-fold. First, distributing an early version of a usable example of Modularity will allow for feedback and exposure to a wider audience than the people closely following the project. Second, we will be able to exercise the release processes we have been changing to support Modularity and improve the Fedora Infrastructure.

Scope

  • Proposal owners:
    • The Modularity WG, Factory 2.0, Base Runtime, and Server WG teams all have contributions to this effort. The work that each team is doing is significant and wide ranging. However, as the release is being managed in a "beta channel" none of the changes, whether released on time or not, will impact any other aspect of Fedora. Also, while we have high hopes for the amount of content we plan to release, even a small percentage of that content being ready will be enough to help prove the concept and generate feedback.
  • Other developers: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
    • We would like to enable Fedora Packagers to provide modules to this release of Modular Server.
  • Release engineering: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • 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

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Dependencies

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

Documentation

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Release Notes