Announcing ProvenTesters Policy
jlaska at redhat.com
Thu Jun 3 20:51:25 UTC 2010
On Thu, 2010-06-03 at 12:10 -0700, Adam Williamson wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-06-03 at 15:00 -0400, James Laska wrote:
> > We've also been accumulating group membership requests. Are we ready to
> > start processing these requests?
> > https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-qa/query?status=new&status=assigned&status=reopened&component=Proventester+Mentor+Request&order=priority
> I guess one thing we should agree on first is what we will be 'teaching'
> our applicants. =)
> I think so far we've informally wound up working on this logic:
> 1. We're expected to review 'critical path' updates
> 2. The 'critical path' definition is about being able to boot the
> system, start a graphical desktop, and do updates
I believe so. From , "The critical path is defined as the set of
packages required to perform the most fundamental actions on a Fedora
The detailed list of actions in the original critpath definition 
* graphical network install
* post-install booting
* decrypt encrypted filesystems
* get updates
* minimal buildroot
* compose new trees
* compose live
> 3. Therefore we ought to be looking at whether the packages contain
> regressions which break these: we should look at updates from the
> perspective of whether they prevent us from carrying out critical path
> is that roughly accurate, for a first cut?
> Alternatively, we could use the release criteria, and check that updates
> don't introduce regressions which would infringe the release criteria.
> This is effectively a superset of the first option, as part of what the
> release criteria enforce is the critical path functionality.
This seems like a good long-term goal to help us determine how to
grow/extend the current process. I imagine we want to use the same
process/tools to encourage non-critpath updates testing as well.
> (Boy, the grammar in this post is horrible!)
Heh, wait until you read this :)
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