Change of release level of Mediakit ISO Size test case

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Wed Feb 1 16:35:10 UTC 2012


On Wed, 2012-02-01 at 08:47 +0100, drago01 wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 7:29 PM, Adam Williamson <awilliam at redhat.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, 2012-01-31 at 11:05 -0500, Petr Schindler wrote:
> >
> >> > We made this Beta not Alpha in the criteria on purpose, specifically
> >> > because we don't think it's a significant enough problem if the lives
> >> > are over-size at Alpha stage. It *may* be worth requiring at least
> >> > the
> >> > DVD to meet size requirements at Alpha size, although even if it's
> >> > over,
> >> > you can still test it in a VM or with a USB stick. I definitely think
> >> > we
> >> > shouldn't make the live sizes mandatory at Alpha.
> >>
> >> Here I don't know. I test in pre-alpha phase only on my VMs. When I
> >> want to boot on bare metal, I use USB stick. But it's truth that
> >> nothing new should be added after alpha. So the size of images should
> >> be quite the same then or not? Still I think it could be in beta.
> >
> > When we talk about 'nothing being added' after Alpha we're really
> > talking about major features. The package sets on the media can, and do,
> > change. It doesn't happen so much lately, but it's been the case in the
> > past that the Alpha live images were, say, 800MB, because no-one had yet
> > trimmed the package set down to keep them under a CD in size. Then they
> > did get properly trimmed down for Beta or Final. We don't want to block
> > the Alpha if this happens.
> 
> Yes this has been discussed multiple times but ... do we really still
> care about "omg it does not fit on a CD" ?
> I mean it is 2012 ...

It's off-topic for this thread, and it's for the spins to decide for
themselves.
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