Final Freeze Policy

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{{admon/tip|Ignoring the Freeze Process|Ignoring the freeze process and introducing new packages anyway can result in your package being reverted or reduce the chances of receiving an exception}}
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'''FIXME''': make sure we spell out what is special or different about '''Final''' freeze vs. Alpha or Beta freeze
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* The purpose of the Final freeze is to completely stop all changes to ''Critical Path'' (need link) packages to create the Release Candidate. All changes should be minimized to disrupt this process as little as possible.
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* Development builds of packages can continue, however they will not be included in the final release unless you request a break of the freeze for your build.
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* New packages can still be reviewed, added in CVS and built ('''true?''')
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If believe there is a good reason for you to break the Beta freeze, submit a request for approval to do so by filing a [https://fedorahosted.org/rel-eng/newticket Release Engineering Ticket]. Please include the following information:
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* A description of what you want to change
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* Rationale for why the change is important enough to potentially delay the final release
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* The koji build nvr (name-version-release)
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* Impact of *not* accepting the change
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* Information on what testing you've already done on the development to help reduce the risk
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== Exception Evaluation ==
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The [[ReleaseEngineering| Release Engineering team]] will evaluate your request and provide feedback. 
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* Approval comes in the form of ''+1's'' (meaning ''Yes'' or ''I approve'')
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* Two +1's (without any negative feedback or ''-1's'') are necessary to build.  If there is negative feedback, conversation will ensue and a new vote will be taken.
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If your request is denied, your package will not appear in Rawhide until the freeze ends. If you disagree with Release Engineering's decision you may enter an appeal with [[Fedora_Engineering_Steering_Committee|FESCo]]. To start the appeals process with FESCo [https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/newtplticket create a ticket with FESCo]. 
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[[Category:Release Engineering]]

Revision as of 20:12, 14 January 2010

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Ignoring the Freeze Process
Ignoring the freeze process and introducing new packages anyway can result in your package being reverted or reduce the chances of receiving an exception

FIXME: make sure we spell out what is special or different about Final freeze vs. Alpha or Beta freeze

  • The purpose of the Final freeze is to completely stop all changes to Critical Path (need link) packages to create the Release Candidate. All changes should be minimized to disrupt this process as little as possible.
  • Development builds of packages can continue, however they will not be included in the final release unless you request a break of the freeze for your build.
  • New packages can still be reviewed, added in CVS and built (true?)

If believe there is a good reason for you to break the Beta freeze, submit a request for approval to do so by filing a Release Engineering Ticket. Please include the following information:

  • A description of what you want to change
  • Rationale for why the change is important enough to potentially delay the final release
  • The koji build nvr (name-version-release)
  • Impact of *not* accepting the change
  • Information on what testing you've already done on the development to help reduce the risk

Exception Evaluation

The Release Engineering team will evaluate your request and provide feedback.

  • Approval comes in the form of +1's (meaning Yes or I approve).
  • Two +1's (without any negative feedback or -1's) are necessary to build. If there is negative feedback, conversation will ensue and a new vote will be taken.

If your request is denied, your package will not appear in Rawhide until the freeze ends. If you disagree with Release Engineering's decision you may enter an appeal with FESCo. To start the appeals process with FESCo create a ticket with FESCo.