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Entire Fedora 24 schedule will slip 3-4 weeks (?)
A slip like this has never happened in Fedora development history, but
it's not really as serious as it might appear. In March the GNU C Compiler
team is supposed to release gcc v6, and F24 wants to support v6.
So what....??? I hear you ask. Well, March would be half-way thru the
Fedora 24 development cycle. By then at least half of F24 would already be
built with the old gcc. Those packages would normally not change until
General Release -- unless there were compiler issues between v5 and v6,
which there almost certainly will be. Releasing F24 as a v5/v6 mongrel
would be to invite long term problems.
So the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo) has proposed putting
the entire development effort "on hold" until they can get a pre-release
copy of gcc v6 and recompile the entire F24 repo branch with it. They
think that process might take 3-4 weeks to complete.
Fairview Heights, IL
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