Milestone Adjustment Proposal

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== Overview ==
 
Rename Fedora Development Milestones to match industry nomenclature and reality within Fedora's cycle.
 
Rename Fedora Development Milestones to match industry nomenclature and reality within Fedora's cycle.
  
== Problem Space ==
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=== Problem Space ===
 
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Fedora's use of "Alpha", "Beta", and the made up "Preview" do not match what people in the software development and test world expect.  See [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Development_stage Wikipedia article on development stages].
 
Fedora's use of "Alpha", "Beta", and the made up "Preview" do not match what people in the software development and test world expect.  See [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Development_stage Wikipedia article on development stages].
  
== Solution Overview ==
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=== Solution Overview ===
 
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Rename existing "Beta" to "Alpha".  Rename existing "Preview" to "Beta".  Drop our current "Alpha" (to be replaced with targeted test days and / or snapshots of rawhide).
 
Rename existing "Beta" to "Alpha".  Rename existing "Preview" to "Beta".  Drop our current "Alpha" (to be replaced with targeted test days and / or snapshots of rawhide).
  
=== Alpha ===
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==== Alpha ====
 
Alpha means that we are [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feature_complete Feature Complete] in that Features are fully defined and testable.
 
Alpha means that we are [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feature_complete Feature Complete] in that Features are fully defined and testable.
  
=== Beta ===
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==== Beta ====
 
Beta means that we are "Code Complete" in that all Features are thought to be complete
 
Beta means that we are "Code Complete" in that all Features are thought to be complete
  
== Scope ==
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=== Scope ===
 
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Mostly documentation and wiki pages.
 
Mostly documentation and wiki pages.
  
== Active Ingredients ==
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=== Active Ingredients ===
 
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Edit the schedule wiki page and TaskJuggler output.
 
Edit the schedule wiki page and TaskJuggler output.
  
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== Discussion Points ==
 
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== Owner ==
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[[User:notting]]
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[[Category:Proposals]]
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[[Category:FAD]]

Latest revision as of 18:57, 10 June 2009

Contents

[edit] Overview

Rename Fedora Development Milestones to match industry nomenclature and reality within Fedora's cycle.

[edit] Problem Space

Fedora's use of "Alpha", "Beta", and the made up "Preview" do not match what people in the software development and test world expect. See Wikipedia article on development stages.

[edit] Solution Overview

Rename existing "Beta" to "Alpha". Rename existing "Preview" to "Beta". Drop our current "Alpha" (to be replaced with targeted test days and / or snapshots of rawhide).

[edit] Alpha

Alpha means that we are Feature Complete in that Features are fully defined and testable.

[edit] Beta

Beta means that we are "Code Complete" in that all Features are thought to be complete

[edit] Scope

Mostly documentation and wiki pages.

[edit] Active Ingredients

Edit the schedule wiki page and TaskJuggler output.

[edit] Discussion Points

Wiki pages describing Alpha or Beta or Preview will need to be adjusted to reflect the new name, as well as what is expected from those releases.

[edit] Comments ?

[edit] Owner

User:notting