More Fedora Delays: Fedora 21 Beta Slips
Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora on 24 October 2014 at 07:38 AM EDT. 7 Comments
While the Fedora 21 Alpha release was challenged by multiple delays that put it back one month, the delays aren't over yet. At yesterday's first Go/No-Go meeting for the Fedora 21 Beta, it was determined that the beta release isn't quite ready yet.

The delay happened yesterday as no release candidate of the beta was spun in time for testing. Usually each time one of these delays occur the release is pushed back by a minimum of one week, but this time they are trying to do a one day slip.

Thus today they're going to try having another Go/No-Go meeting to see if the beta release should be pushed back further, per the information on the devel list. At the moment there's seven proposed blocker bugs for the beta release dealing with the Anaconda installer and SELinux, per Fedora QA. Thus it looks like good chances that an additional delay will be made today.

Fedora 21 Beta is hoped for release on 28 October, a final freeze on 18 November, and to do the official Fedora 21 release on 2 December. However, if any significant delays are decided today for Fedora 21 Beta, that final release date could be pushed back.

While delays are unfortunately notorious in the Fedora camp, at least it's in the name of quality to allow extra time for bug fixing. Fedora 21 is actually shaping up very well and offers a ton of new features and improvements. It's quite possibly the best Fedora release yet and might even end up being installed on my Intel Broadwell ultrabook as my main system when the time comes.
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