Hi all,

Today's an important day on the Fedora 29 schedule[1], with several significant cut-offs. First of all today is
the Bodhi activation point [2]. That means that from now all Fedora 29 packages must be submitted to
updates-testing and pass the relevant requirements[3] before they will be marked as 'stable' and moved to the
fedora repository.

Today is also the Beta freeze[4]. This means that only packages which fix accepted blocker or freeze exception
bugs[5][6] will be marked as 'stable' and included in the Beta composes. Other builds will remain in updates-
testing until the Beta release is approved, at which point the Beta freeze is lifted and packages can move to
'stable' as usual until the Final freeze.

Finally, Today is the '100% code complete deadline' Change Checkpoint[5], meaning that Fedora 29 Changes
must now be code complete, meaning all the code required to enable to the new change is finished. The level
of code completeness is reflected as tracker bug state ON_QA. The change does not have to be fully tested
by this deadline'.

Finally, today is also the Software String freeze[7], which means that strings marked for translation in Fedora-
translated projects should not now be changed for Fedora 29.

Mohan Boddu

[1] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/29/Schedule
[2] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Updates_Policy#Bodhi_enabling
[3] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Updates_Policy#Branched_release
[4] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Milestone_freezes
[5] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:SOP_blocker_bug_process
[6] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:SOP_freeze_exception_bug_process
[7] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/ReleaseEngineering/StringFreezePolicy