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It is expected that the final release freeze for Fedora Linux 40 will begin later today. There will be a stable status assigned to packages that resolve blocker or freeze exception bugs, while other builds will continue to be in the updates-testing phase until they are ultimately approved.

Fedora Linux 40 Final Freeze

Hi all,

Today, 2024-04-02, is an important day on the Fedora Linux 40 schedule [1], with significant cut-offs.

Today we have the Final Freeze [2] which starts at 14:00 UTC. This means that only packages that fix accepted blocker or freeze exception bugs [3][4][5] will be marked as 'stable' and included in the Final composes. Other builds will remain in updates-testing until the Final release is approved, at which point the Final freeze is lifted and packages can move to the 'updates' repository. Pending updates will be pushed before the final release as zero-day updates.

Samyak Jain
(fas/matrix: jnsamyak)
Fedora Release Engineering

[1] https://fedorapeople.org/groups/schedule/f-40/f-40-key-tasks.html
[2] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Milestone_freezes
[3] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:SOP_blocker_bug_process
[4] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:SOP_freeze_exception_bug_process
[5] https://qa.fedoraproject.org/blockerbugs/milestone/40/final/buglist