Linux News Today: Fedora 23 Final Freeze Now In Effect, the Linux OS Arrives on October 27
According to the official release schedule for the forthcoming Fedora 23 Linux operating system, the day of October 13, 2015, marked the Final Freeze milestone in the distribution’s development cycle.
Therefore, Dennis Gilmore from the Fedora Project sent an email to all Fedora package maintainers to inform them about the Fedora 23 Final Freeze, which means that they won’t be able to make any changes to their packages except if some critical issues or last-minute bugs need patching.
Fedora package maintainers are also informed that if they submit any packages whose changes don’t include freeze exception bugs, those packages will remain in the “updates-testing” channel until the final build of the operating system is approved, which will coincide with the end of the Final Freeze.
“Today is an important day on the Fedora 23 schedule, with a significant cut-offs. Today is the Final Freeze. This means that only packages which fix accepted blocker or freeze exception bugs will be marked as ‘stable’ and included in the Final composes,” said Dennis Gilmore.
Fedora 23 is coming on October 27
The development cycle of the Fedora 23 Linux is about to end, as the developers are working hard these days to make the final arrangements for the October 27 release. As such, we can finally say that Fedora 23 was one of the few releases of the acclaimed operating system to ship on time, without any delays.
On October 27, Fedora users will be able to download the new ISO images of the Fedora 23 release, as well as to use the distribution’s corresponding tools to upgrade from the Fedora 22 or previous versions of the operating system.
From November onwards, the Fedora developers will concentrate their efforts on the next major release of the distribution, Fedora 24, which should see the light of day on May 17, 2016, if everything goes according to plan.