"We have set a very aggressive schedule for Fedora Core 2. Red
Hat considers two items absolutely 'stop-ship'--that is, we will
slip the release if necessary to include them. These two items are
the 2.6 Linux kernel and SELinux functionality integrated into the
distribution. Other areas of technology that the Fedora Community
(Red Hat and third parties together) will focus on will include
GNOME 2.6 (tight schedule, particularly dependent on Gtk+ 2.4), KDE
3.2, more Java software using gcj (Ant, Tomkat, Jakarta, Eclipse,
but not Mozilla plugins, AWT, or Swing), and integrating work on
other architectures (at least AMD64, and possibly also SPARC).
"Releases during the test phase will be three weeks apart.
Longer means testers are testing software that is too old; shorter
means that testers abort testing too soon to start downloading the
newer test release..."