[Test-Announce] Fedora 18 Alpha is hereby declared GOLD

Jaroslav Reznik jreznik at redhat.com
Thu Sep 13 21:07:27 UTC 2012

At the F18 Alpha Go/No-Go Meeting that just occurred, the Fedora 18 
Alpha release was declared GOLD. F18 Alpha will be released Tuesday, 
September 18, 2012.

Thanks to everyone who helped to make it possible, to ship Spherical 
Cow out of the doors to the wild journey for Beta and GA! 

Meeting details can be seen here:
Minutes: http://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/fedora-meeting-1/2012-09-13/f18_alpha_gono-go_meeting.2012-09-13-19.00.html
Log: http://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/fedora-meeting-1/2012-09-13/f18_alpha_gono-go_meeting.2012-09-13-19.00.log.html

Btw. documentation is requested for common bugs page, see Go/No-Go
log + latest Blocker Review Meeting log.

Your very happy schedule wrangler

#fedora-meeting-1: F18 Alpha Go/No-Go meeting

Meeting started by jreznik at 19:00:49 UTC. The full logs are available

Meeting summary
* roll call  (jreznik, 19:01:38)
  * jreznik nirik jlk rbergeron kparal tflink adamw present  (jreznik,

* Purpose of this meeting  (jreznik, 19:06:44)
  * Purpose of this meeting is to see whether or not F18 Alpha is ready
    for shipment, according to the release criteria.  (jreznik,
  * This is determined in a few ways:  (jreznik, 19:07:07)
  * No remaining blocker bugs ;-)  (jreznik, 19:07:43)
  * Test matrices for Alpha are fully completed  (jreznik, 19:07:49)
  * LINK: http://qa.fedoraproject.org/blockerbugs/current   (jreznik,
  * LINK: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_18_Alpha_Release_Criteria
    (jreznik, 19:08:06)
  * LINK: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Test_Results:Current_Base_Test
    (jreznik, 19:08:12)
  * LINK:
    (jreznik, 19:08:19)
  * LINK:
    (jreznik, 19:08:26)

* agenda  (jreznik, 19:09:05)
  * 3 Proposed Blockers  (tflink, 19:12:34)
  * 3 non-VERIFIED Accepted Blockers  (tflink, 19:12:56)

* (855849) could not UEFI boot F18 Alpha (TC6 through RC3) DVD or
  netinst written to optical disc or dd'ed to USB: /dev/root does not
  exist  (tflink, 19:13:49)
  * LINK: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=855849   (tflink,
  * Proposed Blockers, NEW  (tflink, 19:13:54)
  * AGREED: it is agreed in principle that the relevant release
    criterion should be weakened so it only requires any one of the
    'normal' UEFI boot paths to work, not several  (adamw, 19:36:07)
  * AGREED: 855849 - RejectedBlocker - With the above modification to
    the F18 alpha release requirements, this bug is not considered a
    blocker as USB media created with livecd-iso-to-disk is still able
    to boot on (u)EFI machines  (tflink, 19:38:14)

* (848305) When kernel modsetting is enabled, laptop screen remians off
  until Xorg starts (ironlake)  (tflink, 19:38:46)
  * ACTION: adamw to propose criterion modification on test list
    (adamw, 19:38:47)
  * LINK: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=848305   (tflink,
  * Proposed Blockers, ASSIGNED  (tflink, 19:38:52)
  * AGREED: 848305 is rejected as a blocker on the basis that it only
    affects certain systems (so a conditional violation, so a judgment
    call) and appears to have a relatively simple and documentable
    workaround  (adamw, 19:57:39)

* (856938) Native UEFI install from F18 Alpha RC3 DVD written to USB
  with livecd-iso-to-disk fails to boot  (tflink, 19:58:32)
  * LINK: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=856938   (tflink,
  * Proposed Blockers, NEW  (tflink, 19:58:38)
  * AGREED: 856938 - RejectedBlocker - While this is a conditional
    violation of the F18 alpha release criteria, it was decided that the
    current success rates are enough for F18 alpha  (tflink, 20:11:24)

* (856399) RC2 DVD is missing grub2-efi and shim packages  (tflink,
  * LINK: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=856399   (tflink,
  * Accepted Blockers, MODIFIED  (tflink, 20:13:06)
  * This has been fixed in RC3 and will be moved to VERIFIED shortly
    (tflink, 20:13:46)

* (856096) repoclosure failure on 18 Alpha RC2 DVDs (mongodb)  (tflink,
  * LINK: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=856096   (tflink,
  * Accepted Blockers, ON_QA  (tflink, 20:13:56)
  * this bug has been fixed, needs to be moved to VERIFIED. after enough
    karma, the update will be pushed to stable and this bug will be
    closed  (tflink, 20:15:57)

* (856836) /etc/fstab is not written correctly after live install (F18
  Alpha RC2+)  (tflink, 20:16:08)
  * LINK: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=856836   (tflink,
  * Accepted Blockers, ON_QA  (tflink, 20:16:13)
  * this is reported to be verified with RC3, move to VERIFIED once that
    is confirmed in bz  (tflink, 20:17:28)
  * this has just been verified with RC3 -> move to VERIFIED  (tflink,

* the test matrices results  (jreznik, 20:20:21)
  * Base is 100%  (adamw, 20:20:27)
  * Desktop has Alpha tests covered for GNOME and KDE (release blocking
    desktops). fallback isn't really considered critical since F17
    (adamw, 20:20:48)
  * LINK: http://tflink.fedorapeople.org/updates/f18_traceback.img
    (tflink, 20:26:35)
  * AGREED: the 'local disk' requirement of criterion " The installer
    must be able to report failures to Bugzilla and local disk, with
    appropriate information included" is waived for F18 Alpha as the
    failure reporting tool does not currently have code for local disk
    reporting, and we do not think an Alpha release strictly requires
    this function  (adamw, 20:34:32)
  * missing Install tests are install_to_SCSI which has been waived for
    several releases, traceback_to_disk which was waived above, and
    non-EFI liveusb-creator which is OK as we only need *one* working
    USB method for alpha, and we have more than one already  (adamw,
  * per above, Install matrix is functionally complete  (adamw,

* go/no-go decision  (jreznik, 20:38:53)
  * rel-eng votes Go (dgilmore)  (adamw, 20:39:37)
  * devel votes Go (jlk)  (adamw, 20:39:44)
  * QA votes Go (tflink, viking, adam)  (adamw, 20:39:52)
  * infra is go (dgilmore)  (jreznik, 20:40:12)
  * FPL votes go (rbergeron)  (adamw, 20:40:26)
  * program manager votes go (jreznik)  (adamw, 20:40:39)
  * ACTION: jreznik to announce go/no-go result  (jreznik, 20:46:55)

Meeting ended at 20:47:38 UTC.

Action Items
* adamw to propose criterion modification on test list
* jreznik to announce go/no-go result

Action Items, by person
* adamw
  * adamw to propose criterion modification on test list
* jreznik
  * jreznik to announce go/no-go result
  * (none)

People Present (lines said)
* adamw (200)
* jreznik (93)
* tflink (84)
* jlk (52)
* rbergeron (27)
* dgilmore (23)
* nirik (21)
* pjones (17)
* Viking-Ice (15)
* zodbot (8)
* kparal (8)
* rdieter (3)

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