Remaining F16 blockers and F16 planning

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Tue Oct 25 23:47:59 UTC 2011

Hey, folks. Just thought I'd send out an overview of remaining
unaddressed F16 blockers, in case anyone can help with them. We were
scheduled to do the F16 RC compose today, but with these unaddressed, we
can't. We hope we'll be able to do the compose tomorrow, but if blockers
remain unaddressed, we'll fall back to doing a compose labelled TC3 so
we can at least test and ensure that the release is ready aside from the
remaining known blockers.

1. "PackageKit yum
backend uses incorrect encoding for dynamic category names, makes them
show up with '?' characters in KPackageKit"

Nils is working on this one and currently expects to have a fix ready
for tomorrow.

2. "KDE fails to
start inside a VM , large amount of memory [@ miCopyRegion]"

Any input on this bug is welcome; it's easy enough to reproduce
(download any post-Alpha F16 KDE live image and try to boot to a desktop
within a typical virt-manager created KVM). Soren has said he'll look at
this tomorrow, but any other contributions would be good.

3. "New Install of
Fedora 16 TC1 on iBFT iSCSI NIC fails on first reboot"

We're still rather looking for information from the reporter here, but
if others have iSCSI-capable setups it would be good to have more
testing. Tim Flink from the QA team has done successful iSCSI testing,
but that's only one data point.

4. "grub2 fails to
install on IMSM raid device"

This is another where we could probably do with more data: we know
install to Intel BIOS RAID *can* work, but it also seems somewhat
fragile. Jes had various issues in some of his tests but eventually got
it to work; pjones and I have had successful tests but I also had a
couple of that failed with similar errors to Jes'. More tests of
installs of F16 Final TC2 to Intel BIOS RAID might help establish
exactly where the bugs are.

5. "Totem doesn't
display video when using software 3D rendering"

ajax is planning to look at this one tomorrow, I believe, but again, it
would be great to have input from anyone else who's able to help fix the
issue. Note that the issue affects most GNOME components which do video
- not just totem, but cheese and empathy also. Video is broken when
using software 3D in all of them.

Thanks everyone!
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
IRC: adamw | Twitter: AdamW_Fedora | adamwfedora

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