Fedora 18, Spherical Cow will be delayed by another week, due to some outstanding bugs that are blocking its release. Earlier this release was delayed by a week for the same reason. This makes a total of two weeks delay for the release.
“Today at Go/No-Go meeting it was decided to slip Fedora 18 Alpha release by one week due to remaining open blocker bugs and incomplete test matrices for Alpha.As a result, ALL MAJOR MILESTONES, and their dependent tasks, will be pushed out by one week.”
The next Go/No Go meeting will be held on September 6th. This meeting will decide the final date of Alpha release.
Fedora has always aimed for a stable system with bleeding edge software. As bugs are more likely to be present in new software, making it stable is a herculean tasks and delay like these are expected.