[Test-Announce] F21 testing heads up: RC3 is coming, but RC2 tests are valid, please continue testing RC2

Adam Williamson adamwill at fedoraproject.org
Tue Dec 2 23:32:01 UTC 2014

Just an F21 validation test status heads up.

We found a cosmetic but highly visible font issue in RC2:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1169979 . The most obvious
effect is that at least the Workstation and KDE x86-64 lives use a
pretty ugly font 'Nimbus Mono L' as their default monospace font - the
one used in terminals and text editors, for e.g. - instead of the
intended default, DejaVu Sans Mono.

Fortunately we can workaround this problem for the live images pretty
easily and in a way which is very safe: just run fc-cache -f at the end
of the live compose process. We are now spinning RC3 with that change.
As the difference between RC2 and RC3 is so small, we're gonna say that
all RC2 testing is valid against RC3. Once the RC3 compose is done I'll
transfer the RC2 test results into the RC3 test matrix.

So, please just go ahead and carry on testing RC2 completely as normal.
Once RC3 comes out we can switch to testing those images.

The RC3 non-live images should be functionally identical to RC2.
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
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