In Fedora 23, rpm has grown support for weak dependencies (Recommends:
and Suggests: tags). However, the compose tools have not been ported to
dnf/libsolv yet, which means these tags will have no effect at image
This has implications for spin kickstarts: the set of packages included
in media derived from a kickstart will be a subset of the packages you
would see installed by passing the kickstart package/group list to dnf.
As a result, any packages that you want to see included on the
generated media must be either explicitly listed in the kickstart, or
brought in with Requires: from another package. Technically this is not
different from previous Fedora releases, but it is different from what
you might get from using F23's dnf to compute a package list.
Product and spin kickstart maintainers are advised to double-check the
package manifests for the produced media to ensure all packages they
want included actually are included.
Join us on irc.freenode.net in #fedora-meeting-2 for this important
meeting, wherein we shall determine the readiness of the Fedora 23 Alpha.
Thursday, August 06, 2015 17:00 UTC (12 noon EST, 9 AM PST, 18:00 CET)
"Before each public release Development, QA and Release Engineering meet
to determine if the release criteria are met for a particular release.
This meeting is called the Go/No-Go Meeting."
"Verifying that the Release criteria are met is the responsibility of
the QA Team."
Release Candidate (RC) availability and good QA coverage are prerequisites
for the Go/No-Go meeting. We don't have RC yet as the list of accepted
blockers is still pretty long. If you have any bug on the list, please
help us with Alpha release. If we won't be ready by Thursday, we will
use this meeting to review blockers and decide what to do.
For more details about this meeting see:
In the meantime, keep an eye on the Fedora 23 Alpha Blocker list:
Fedora 23 Alpha Release Readiness Meeting.
date: 2015-08-06 place: irc.freenode.net in #fedora-meeting-2
time: 19:00 UTC (2 PM EST, 11 AM PST, 20:00 CET)
This Thursday, August 06, we will meet to make sure we are coordinated
and ready for the Alpha release of Fedora 23 on Tuesday, August 11, 2015.
Please note that this meeting will occur on August 06 even if the
release is delayed at the Go/No-Go meeting on the same day two hours
You may received this message several times, but I was asked to open this
meeting to the teams and I'll also hope this will raise awareness and more
team representatives will come to this meeting. This meeting works best
when we have representatives from all of the teams.