No More Alphas
Fedora will no longer produce Alpha releases.
- Name: Dennis Gilmore, Adam Williamson
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
- Release notes owner:
- Targeted release: Fedora 27
- Last updated: 2017-02-07
- Tracker bug: <will be assigned by the Wrangler>
By adding CI and gating on Rawhide we will enable rawhide to be more stable and generally useful to people as a daily driver. As a result rawhide should always be at alpha quality, by keeping Rawhide always at Alpha quality we will be no longer need to do Alpha releases.
Benefit to Fedora
- Proposal owners:
- Other developers: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
- Release engineering: #6621
- List of deliverables: This change removes a milestone and all associated deliverables
- Policies and guidelines: As there is no more Alpha we will need to update the guidelines to have changes be completed for Beta. We may want to add a new checkpoint for basic testability of changes
- Trademark approval: N/A (not needed for this Change)
There will be no change to existing systems.
How To Test
See that there is no Alpha release any longer
Rawhide will be more stable
QA to have tests to detect when a new build breaks dependencies. releng to make changes to tagging in koji a tool to move builds from -pending into rawhide when it passes its tests
- 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
Reinstate Alpha milestone and release. we will know if we are on target a few weeks before when Alpha would have been.
N/A (not a System Wide Change)