FC3rc2 - please test

Cristian Gafton gafton at redhat.com
Wed Oct 27 18:19:34 UTC 2004

On Wed, 27 Oct 2004, Carwyn Edwards wrote:

> >http://testing.fedora.redhat.com/tree/
> >
> >Mirror at http://fedora.linux.duke.edu/FC3-rc/3/
> >
> >This tree seeks your loving attention in installation and testing. 
> >
> Is there any particular reason that this tree lives in a different 
> location to the stable and development trees? (download.fedora.redhat.com)

Yes, at least 2 reasons:

a. download.fedora.redhat.com requires several days lead time to stage a
new tree on, plus additional days time to let the mirrors pull down the
bits.  Pushing an RC tree to download.fedora would effectively create a
*lot* of mirror traffic instead of making bits accessible immediately to
those intersted.

b. We're testing a new configuration for the backend stuff on 
testing.fedora.redhat.com and an RC tree looked like an ideal candidate.

So, in essence, you're not only testing the software, you're also testing 
the new configuration for the infrastructure. I'm experimenting on y'all.

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