Fedora Core 6 slips one more time again (Oct. 24th)
Posted Oct 18, 2006 3:31 UTC (Wed) by davej
In reply to: Fedora Core 6 slips one more time again (Oct. 24th)
Parent article: Fedora Core 6 slips one more time
Because they aren't release critical (ie, bugs that would prevent a user from installing & downloading updates[*]).
No release is ever perfect, and there will always be updates available on day of release. If we held up the release until everything was perfect, we'd never ship anything.
This isn't even just a Fedora phenomenon. Every distro has similar release criteria which much be met before it's deemed shippable.
[*] Even those sometimes get left behind. We make best effort, but there's always a handful of machines that won't install and need to wait until the next release, or install the previous release & yum update, or wait for a fedoraunity.org respin.
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