Somehow, it got to be February. I'm not sure how that's happened. This means a few things…

Fedora 7 Test 1 is out. As always, lots of changes, but perhaps the most interesting and important is in what's actually being released on CD/DVD. In the past, there has been the whole Core vs Extras split and everything from Core went on the CD. But this really isn't something that scales. Requirements to build certain things are “interesting” and a lot of people really don't care about those fringe packages. So, we're instead moving more towards a model where we pick the things that are interesting and have them on the physical media. Test1 just has a desktop oriented spin. The “all the bits in the world” case may still be interesting… I'm not yet fully convinced one way or the other. It ends up being multiple DVDs at this point, though, which is somewhat daunting to download. The flip side is that for some parts of the world having the ability to be able to buy a pressed version of the media, even if it's multiple DVDs, is very helpful.

Also, FUDCon starts tomorrow. There are a lot of really awesome Fedora contributors flying in for the event and I'm really looking forward to it. Should be good to get some face time for various discussions as well as some “hacking in a room” time.

And finally, wedding is getting to be very close. Hard to believe.