Proposed release criteria revisions

James Laska jlaska at
Fri Mar 18 14:27:19 UTC 2011

On Fri, 2011-03-18 at 09:14 -0500, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 10:58:26 +0000,
>   "\"Jóhann B. Guðmundsson\"" <johannbg at> wrote:
> > On 03/17/2011 08:16 PM, Adam Williamson wrote:
> > > Alpha: Actually account for firstboot, which we completely ignored until
> > > now. The criterion about 'booting to a working desktop' was split into
> > > two and now covers firstboot. I also explicitly called out encryption
> > > here, and tweaked the language about 'user intervention' to 'unintended
> > > user intervention'.
> > 
> > I think we should continue to ignore it along with not depending alpha 
> > on a working graphical desktop or in more current terms 
> > of any kind
> I disagree with this. A lot of what we want tested needs a graphical desktop.
> If we were to ship an Alpha without a working desktop, we wouldn't get much
> feedback (other than that the desktop doesn't work).

I agree with Bruno.  The suggestion conflicts with one of the stated
objectives of the Alpha, "Test accepted features of Fedora 15" as this
would prevent testing of any desktop-related features.

That said, if we ever have SIG-specific criteria, the proposed change
would be perfectly suitable criteria for the Server-SIG.  


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