Policy for package lifecycle

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* One month after Fedora version N is released, Fedora release N-2 reaches End-of-life (EOL) (so fedora Fedora 7 was End-of-life one month after Fedora 9 release).
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* The Fedora Project maintains any given release X until one month after the release of X+2. Unmaintained releases are said to be in End-of-life state (EOL) (so fedora Fedora 7 was End-of-life one month after Fedora 9 release). See [[LifeCycle]].
  
* Branches for new packages in CVS are not allowed for distribution N-2 after the Fedora N release. New builds are no longer allowed for EOL Fedora releases.
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* Branches for new packages in CVS are not allowed for distribution X after the Fedora X+2 release. New builds are no longer allowed for EOL Fedora releases.
  
* Bugs of EOL releases are closed automatically.
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* Existing bugs against EOL releases are closed automatically.
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* [[BugZappers/HouseKeeping#End_of_Life_.28EOL.29| New bugs for EOL releases are not looked at]].
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* FESCo can approve exceptions of these rules if there are good reasons for it.
  
 
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One month after Fedora release N, Fedora N-2 release reaches End-of-life (EOL). This means that no new builds are accepted, and [[BugZappers/HouseKeeping#End_of_Life_.28EOL.29| bugs are not looked at anymore]].
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Branches for new packages in CVS are not created for distributions one month before the EOL, that is when Fedora N is released, branches for Fedora N-2 are not created anymore.
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FESCo can approve exceptions of these rules if there are good reasons for it.
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Bugs for EOL releases should be closed automatically.
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Revision as of 16:04, 16 November 2008

Fedora Lifecycle Policy

Digest

  • The Fedora Project maintains any given release X until one month after the release of X+2. Unmaintained releases are said to be in End-of-life state (EOL) (so fedora Fedora 7 was End-of-life one month after Fedora 9 release). See LifeCycle.
  • Branches for new packages in CVS are not allowed for distribution X after the Fedora X+2 release. New builds are no longer allowed for EOL Fedora releases.
  • Existing bugs against EOL releases are closed automatically.
  • FESCo can approve exceptions of these rules if there are good reasons for it.


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Expanded version to be written.