April/May started the cycle of planning for the next year here in Red Hat. This means it’s time to write goals. Goals are supposed to be SMART. This is easier for some parts of my job than others. One of my primary responsibilities is making Fedora releases. While discussing my goals, it was pointed out that just saying “Did I make releases?” doesn’t fully capture what I do. Scripts can make releases. I can’t yet replace myself with a script so this job must involve not being useless.

I’m now on rawhide for the 4.7 release so as an experiment I’m going to try writing about what work goes into making some of the rawhide releases. I have no idea if this will be valuable. At a minimum more people will get a chance to see how the sausage gets made. Let’s see what happens.