[Test-Announce] Fedora 21 Final Release Candidate 4 (RC4) Available Now!

Adam Williamson adamwill at fedoraproject.org
Wed Dec 3 10:20:47 UTC 2014

NOTE: Signing of the RC4 tree is not yet complete, there are technical
issues in releng preventing it working. To strictly be sure we're
testing the right bits we should remember to check that the images we
test match the signed checksum files once they're available, and of
course you can carefully check the TLS certificate of the server when
downloading the images. fedup tests may require the --nogpgcheck
parameter until the signed .treeinfo file is available. releng will
update and close the trac ticket when signing is complete.

As per the Fedora 21 schedule [1], Fedora 21 Final Release Candidate 4
(RC4) is now available for testing. Note that RC3 never made it out of
the compose process - releng made a small mistake so they started over,
and it was easier to call the retry 'RC4' than clean up the failed
attempt and call the retry 'RC3'.

The only difference between RC4 and RC2 should be that the live images
have correct fontconfig caches. Otherwise RC4 and RC2 should be
effectively identical. There is no difference in their package sets, the
fontconfig fix was done in the kickstarts. Existing RC2 test results
will be considered valid for RC4 and transferred to the RC4 result
pages, but from now on, please switch to testing the RC4 images.

At present we're hopeful RC4 will be good enough for Final release, so
please help us get through all the testing!

Please see the following pages for download links (including delta ISOs)
and testing instructions. Normally dl.fedoraproject.org should provide
the fastest download, but download-ib01.fedoraproject.org is available
as a mirror (with an approximately 1 hour lag) in case of trouble. To
use it, just replace "dl" with "download-ib01" in the download URL.





Workstation and Desktop:








Ideally, all Alpha, Beta, and Final priority test cases for each of
these test pages [2] should pass in order to meet the Final Release
Criteria [3]. Help is available on #fedora-qa on irc.freenode.net [4],
or on the test list [5].

Create Fedora 21 Final test compose (TC) and release candidate (RC)

Current Blocker and Freeze Exception bugs:

[1] http://fedorapeople.org/groups/schedule/f-21/f-21-quality-tasks.html
[2] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Release_validation_test_plan
[3] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_21_Final_Release_Criteria
[4] irc://irc.freenode.net/fedora-qa
[5] https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/test
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
IRC: adamw | Twitter: AdamW_Fedora | XMPP: adamw AT happyassassin . net

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