[Test-Announce] Fedora 16 Alpha Release Candidate 4 (RC4) Available Now!

Clyde E. Kunkel clydekunkel7734 at cox.net
Tue Aug 16 15:28:49 UTC 2011

On 08/16/2011 11:12 AM, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 08:06, Clyde E. Kunkel<clydekunkel7734 at cox.net>  wrote:
>> On 08/15/2011 11:07 PM, Adam Williamson wrote:
>>> On Mon, 2011-08-15 at 21:38 -0400, Clyde E. Kunkel wrote:
>>>> Still not installable for me.  Bzs 727966 and 723167 apply and both
>>>> should be alpha blockers.
>>> 727966 requires custom layout, which makes it Final, not Alpha. 723167
>>> is supposed to be fixed in RC4; if you think it still applies, add a
>>> comment with precise details.
>>> <snip>
>> Custom layout?  What is so custom about /home being on a separae LV so
>> you don't have to recreate it each time?  Even not asking it to be
>> mounted and just adding / and /boot results in 727966.
> It is custom because it isn't the default choices. The alpha test
> criteria are default choices. Yes it means that some bugs will become
> more expensive, but it also means that you can reach a point of saying
> these items have been tested versus everything being a blocker.

I'm not saying everything is a blocker--only the inability to install 
the DVD.  Heck, you can't even boot a desktop spin that has been 
installed due to grub2 errors and since there is a good workaround for 
that it isn't a blocker.  There is no workaround for the two bugs I 
listed even if you take the defaults of only /, swap and /boot.

Please, all this said, I am fine with waiting for final for an 
installable DVD since (so far) the desktop spin is installable.  I just 
have to express an opinion based on a lifetime of software development 
management.  It is my contribution to the open software movement.


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