Possible new release criterion: installation boot menu

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Fri Jul 23 19:04:12 UTC 2010

On Fri, 2010-07-16 at 14:47 -0400, James Laska wrote:

> > I was just trying to cover the possibilities. For me, the appearance of
> > a graphical menu is really a polish issue and doesn't fit well with
> > Alpha, it seems more suited to Beta or Final. But the practical element
> > is whether the boot-to-the-installer process actually works, no matter
> > what you see in the meantime. For me the loss of the other options on
> > the menu isn't really critical until beta, but the install process
> > should at least start if you just boot and wait at Alpha stage.
> > 
> > It may be too much effort to draw this distinction, though, in which
> > case we may as well go with #1.
> Yeah, definitely #1.

I have gone ahead and added this criterion to the F14 Alpha criteria:


> > > Another thought, I recall there was some debate about adding release
> > > criteria for the artwork.  Would it make sense to rephrase the second
> > > point to something more specific to Fedora artwork? [1]
> > 
> > For me that's *definitely* a final release polish issue. I don't think
> > we can really say we want to delay the Alpha or even Beta release simply
> > for an old wallpaper on the bootloader menu, can we?
> No, I wouldn't argue this as a Alpha (or possibly Beta) criteria.  I
> only meant to suggest that it could be combined with something more
> generic about artwork for the release.  Like you point out above, it
> feels more like a polish issue.  Much like many of the artwork issues
> (not meant to diminish their contribution, only that they are not
> required for proper function).

We should probably start a new thread to discuss what polish criterion /
criteria we want to add.
Adam Williamson
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