Release critiera proposal: reword the EFI criterion and, for F17, move it to Alpha

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Wed Aug 17 20:33:18 UTC 2011


On Wed, 2011-08-17 at 22:02 +0200, Jurgen Kramer wrote:
> On 17 aug. 2011, at 21:52, Adam Williamson <awilliam at redhat.com> wrote:
> 
> > On Wed, 2011-08-17 at 12:48 -0700, Adam Williamson wrote:
> > 
> >> Now I think about it, here's an alternative: let's just dump the
> >> EFI-specific criterion and take EFI bugs under the generic criteria. I
> >> don't see why we can't just say that the installer failing to boot on an
> >> EFI system is a violation of "The installer must boot (if appropriate)
> >> and run on all primary architectures from default live image, DVD, and
> >> boot.iso install media", for instance. It *is*, after all. Ditto for "In
> >> most cases (see Blocker_Bug_FAQ), a system installed according to any of
> >> the above criteria (or the appropriate Beta or Final criteria, when
> >> applying this criterion to those releases) must boot to the 'firstboot'
> >> utility on the first boot after installation", and any of the "The
> >> installer must be able to complete an installation" clauses...
> > 
> > So, a way to clarify that would be to amend:
> > 
> > "The installer must boot (if appropriate) and run on all primary
> > architectures from default live image, DVD, and boot.iso install media"
> > 
> > to read:
> > 
> > "The installer must boot (if appropriate) and run on all primary
> > architectures, with all system firmware types that are common on those
> > architectures, from default live image, DVD, and boot.iso install media"
> 
> > This sounds good to me. The previous wording regarding to Mac systems made me wonder if they were included at all.

actually, they are intended to be excepted, because the devs consider
Macs' UEFI implementations to be so broken as to not be able to
guarantee support for them.
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