Fedora 25 Not Scheduling A Mass Rebuild Is Raising Some Concerns

Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora on 3 May 2016 at 09:00 AM EDT. 25 Comments
With FESCo having decided not to schedule a mass rebuild for Fedora 25 due out at the end of the year, some developers are unhappy and feel its sacrificing quality over trying to push out a release on time.

It was decided earlier this year not to schedule in a mass rebuild of all packages for Fedora 25 since it's a time consuming process and the developers aim to ship Fedora 25 before the end-of-year holidays without having to drag out the release into the new year. As such, any changes that would necessitate a rebuild of all F25 RPMs should be diverted to Fedora 26.

With Fedora 24 already seeing some delays, Fedora 25 is looking like it will be one of the smaller releases if it's still going to ship on time. Fedora 25 is currently scheduled to ship on 8 November, but we all know how frequently Fedora ends up getting delayed as to not sacrifice the quality of the OS release, while Fedora 24 is still scheduled to ship in early June.

At least with Fedora 24 the migration to GCC 6 happened and the mass rebuild happened there, but a glibc update could be in the pipe for F25 without a rebuild. More information on the controversy over no scheduled mass rebuild for Fedora 25 can be found via this Fedora mailing list thread.
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