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No More Alphas


Fedora will no longer produce Alpha releases.


Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 27
  • Last updated: 2017-02-07
  • Tracker bug: <will be assigned by the Wrangler>

Detailed Description

By adding CI and gating on Rawhide we will enable rawhide to be more stable and generally useful to people as a daily driver. As a result rawhide should always be at alpha quality, by keeping Rawhide always at Alpha quality we will be no longer need to do Alpha releases.

Benefit to Fedora


  • Proposal owners:
  • Other developers: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Release engineering: #6621
  • Policies and guidelines: As there is no more Alpha we will need to update the guidelines to have changes be completed for Beta. We may want to add a new checkpoint for basic testability of changes
  • Trademark approval: N/A (not needed for this Change)

Upgrade/compatibility impact

There will be no change to existing systems.

How To Test

See that there is no Alpha release any longer

User Experience

Rawhide will be more stable


N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Contingency Plan

  • Contingency mechanism: (What to do? Who will do it?) N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Contingency deadline: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Blocks release? N/A (not a System Wide Change), Yes/No
  • Blocks product? product

Reinstate Alpha milestone and release. we will know if we are on target a few weeks before when Alpha would have been.


N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Release Notes