Fedora 21 Has Been Delayed Yet Again By Another Week

Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora on 11 September 2014 at 03:18 PM EDT. 20 Comments
Another week with a F21 Alpha Go/No-Go meeting, another delay. We're now starting to wonder whether Fedora 21 final will make it out in 2014.

Jaroslav Reznik shared the news of today's Fedora 21 Alpha meeting that it was decided to delay the alpha milestone and all further milestones by one week due to open blocker bugs and no release candidate of the alpha yet being spun. Open bugs blocking the alpha deal with the Anacoda installer, Certmonger needing to be updated, issues with the network install images, and updating Grubby to support DeviceTree options for ARM. The live blocker list can be found via QA.FedoraProject.org.

The Red Hat developers at least think right now that with another week they might be set, according to Reznik, "Quoting Adam, we are moderately optimistic we could possibly actually be done next week if the netinst stuff works out."

The delay was just announced and means the 25 November release date was blown and the new release target is now 2 December. The actual alpha release is now hoped for on 23 September, the beta release on 28 October, and the final change deadline on 18 November. However, it will be rather surprising if there ends up being no delays with any of these later milestones given Fedora's release history with it being frequently pushed back. Originally Fedora 21 was planning for an October release but now we're at least into December, but at least it's coming packed full of features and is the start of rolling out the Fedora.Next initiative.
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