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Re: Xen delaying FC6 (Was: Re: fedora 7 schedule (was Re: Fedora 7 planing))

On Wed, Dec 13, 2006 at 08:35:51AM +0100, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:

 > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=211097
 > The whole thing in detail:
 > - Release was planed for 19 Oct 2006 at that time
 > - On Oct 14 2006 (that's a Saturday) the Xen patchset in the kernel got 
 > a major update
 > - It seems not even teh xen-maintainers tried if xen was still working 
 > after that update: The xen update required newer xen userland bits, too, 
 > but those were not pushed; that remained unnoticed until Oct 17 2006. 
 > See the bug for some details. It got and quickly fixed then, but this 
 > was one of the reasons why the release got delayed yet again
 > https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-announce-list/2006-October/msg00006.html
 > The whole issue looked extremely unprofessional to me as it happened 
 > quite shortly before the release. What do we do to prevent such damage 
 > in the future?

I don't have the answers to this.  I've tried to have as little to
do with the clusterfuck that is Xen as possible (at least in part
because I'm *buried alive* in bare-metal bugs without looking at virt bugs).
Perhaps someone else remembers exactly what happened, but looking at the
bug and your timeline, yes, something did go horribly wrong somewhere that
should again, have been caught before it even got pushed out to rawhide.



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