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Revision as of 07:32, 26 June 2018

Rename Atomic Workstation to Silverblue

Summary

The Atomic Workstation variant is being renamed to Fedora Silverblue.

Owner

  • Name: Matthias Clasen
  • Email: mclasen@redhat.com
  • Product: Workstation
  • Responsible WG: Workstation WG and Team Silverblue (formerly Atomic Workstation SIG)

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 29
  • Last updated: 2018-06-26
  • Tracker bug: <will be assigned by the Wrangler>

Detailed Description

The Atomic Workstation is being rebranded as Fedora Silverblue, to give this project more visibility and realize its full potential for bringing new users to Fedora. There is new website, www.teamsilverblue.org, which is gathering information and resources around this effort.

Benefit to Fedora

The Atomic Workstation has been an 'undercover' effort so far that was created as a by-product of Project Atomic, but it was not widely known. The name change and the new website are aiming to make this Workstation variant more prominent. The Atomic variant is better suited for some use cases than the traditional Workstation and will make Fedora more attractive for those users.

Scope

Concrete suggested changes:

    • Change ostree repo branch name to fedora/29/x86_64/silverblue
    • Change /etc/os-release to say Silverblue in the appropriate places
    • Provide branding in fedora-logos package that says Silverblue
    • Change install media name to Fedora-Silverblue-ostree-...
  • Proposal owners:
    • Provide patches for /etc/os-release and fedora-logos
  • Release engineering: [1] (a check of an impact with Release Engineering is needed)
    • List of deliverables:
      • The Fedora Atomic Workstation iso will be renamed to Fedora-Silverblue-x86_64...
      • The getfedora.org webpage will need corresponding adjustments
  • Policies and guidelines: No changes
  • Trademark approval: N/A (not needed for this Change)

Upgrade/compatibility impact

This change does not affect the function of rpm-ostree rebase, which is explicitly switching between two differently named branches anyway.

How To Test

  • Download the Silverblue install media, and do an installation
  • Verify that the media and the installer refer to Silverblue, not to Atomic Workstation

User Experience

Apart from the name change in the installer, the user experience will not change noticably compared to Atomic Workstation in F28.

Dependencies

No dependencies

Contingency Plan

  • Contingency mechanism: Keep old names. As an intermediate step, we can change just the user-visible names, and leave branch names and other less visible references unchanged
  • Contingency deadline: beta
  • Blocks release? No
  • Blocks product? No

Documentation

Documentation about Silverblue is being collected here: https://docs.teamsilverblue.org

Release Notes

The Atomic Workstation variant is now called Silverblue.