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Important Milestones

Submitting New Features

  • New features may be proposed (using the guidelines described elsewhere) and accepted by the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo) up until the Feature Submission Deadline:
    • Two weeks before the Feature Freeze milestone.
    • FESCo will consider features proposed after this deadline on an exception basis

Feature Freeze

  • New features must be feature complete or close enough to completion by Feature Freeze so that a majority of its functionality can be tested during the Alpha and Beta releases.
  • If a feature page specifies that a feature will be enabled by default, it must be so at Feature Freeze.
  • Features meeting the previous criteria are considered testable.
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Testable
This means the feature is substantially complete and can be tested when the feature is not 100% completely implemented. This is an attempt to provide some flexibility without completely losing the understood meaning of a feature being frozen. All new features are tested during the Alpha and Beta releases.

Beta Freeze

  • At Beta Freeze new features must be code completere complete means that the code required to enable to the new feature is finished.
  • The level of code completeness is reflected as a percentage. It does not mean the feature has been fully tested.

Announcing the Final Feature List

  • After FESCo's review of incomplete features the final feature list will be publicly announced by the Feature Wrangler.

Exception Process

  • After Feature Freeze the Feature Wrangler will present a list of all the features that are not 100% complete or lack evidence of "testability." FESCo will review these feature to determine if they should remain as features of the current release.
  • After Beta Freeze the Feature Wrangler will present a list of all the features that are not 100% complete. FESCo will review these feature to determine if they should remain as features of the current release.