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Fedora Core 6 Release Date Slips to Oct 17

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Post Mon Oct 09, 2006 11:59 am

Fedora Core 6 Release Date Slips to Oct 17

We regret to announce a slip of the Fedora Core 6 release schedule. A few
issues are still present that we would like to see fixed before we release.

- Possible ext3 corruption bug
- Installs with 256megs of ram stall
- Package ordering issues on multilib platforms (x86_64, ppc64)
- SELinux issue with updating kernels on ppc platforms
- iscsi based installations not functional

There are obviously other issues and bugs still open, but these are the ones
that are really "blocking" the release. To give enough time to fix these
issues, we've extended the release date 6 days to Tuesday, Oct 17th. Freezes
are still in place (even more so now). Your extra careful testing of rawhide
over the next few days would greatly be appreciated.

Keep an eye on http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Core/Schedule for any changes.

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Jesse Keating
Release Engineer: Fedora


Original Story:
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Post Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:57 pm

Re: Fedora Core 6 Release Date Slips to Oct 17

Slips again... But who are we kidding? These are tiny slips.

Over the weekend we ran into a few more bugs with Fedora Core 6 that we
decided were important enough to fix. There were some multilib compose
issues (wrong packages landing in the wrong dirs), some translation files
that would cause tracebacks in things like anaconda (whoops), and a
fedora-release package that forgot to enable updates (double whoops). For
these reasons and a few others, we decided to respin the release candidate
tree and push the release date out another couple of days.

The current plan is to spin a release candidate this evening with some last
minute fixes, and start the sync. Validation has gone very well up to this
point and baring any blow ups in the spin process, the release looks very
solid. We're planning to release on Thursday Oct 19th. This should give the
mirrors enough days to sync up. If things blow up horribly and we have to
spin again tomorrow, depending on what time we have to respin we may slip
until next week, as releasing on Fridays or Mondays gets you the wrath of the
mirror admins (:

I want to thank you all for playing along and helping us to make FC6 the best
release yet!

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Jesse Keating
Release Engineer: Fedora


Fedora Post:
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Post Tue Oct 24, 2006 12:31 am

Re: Fedora Core 6 Release Date Slips to Oct 17

Are you ready? FC6 will be available today at 14:00 GMT. They even have a new web site:

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/

Looks like everyone wants a slicker GUI. Take a look at this and a few other new goodies coming to FC6:

Inside Fedora Core 6

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