[Test-Announce] Fedora 18 testing: final night!

Akshay Vyas akshayvyas29 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 10 11:55:56 UTC 2013

On Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 12:48 PM, Adam Williamson <awilliam at redhat.com> wrote:
> Sorry for the earlier incomplete version of this mail, sent in error.
> Damn ctrl-combinations.
> Hey folks! So we are definitely on the final night of Fedora 18 testing
> now (everyone, take a drink).
> As it's Fedora, we came up with a fudge at the go/no-go meeting today:
> we agreed we're definitely shipping either RC3 or RC4. RC3 is RC2 with
> the final release notes, and RC4 is RC3 with the fprintd fix for
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=810040 . Those are the only
> differences between those builds (Xfce live came out correctly sized in
> RC4 and oversize in RC3, but that's just known weirdness in the compose
> process).
> A final go/no-go meeting will happen today/tomorrow (Thursday, Jan 10)
> to decide which one we ship. I'm not gonna hazard a guess as to what the
> call will be - there are arguments on both sides - but the last thing QA
> can do to provide useful data for the decision is to get as much
> validation testing done on RC3 and RC4 as reasonably possible.
> The matrices:
> RC3
> ---
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Test_Results:Fedora_18_Final_RC3_Install
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Test_Results:Fedora_18_Final_RC3_Base
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Test_Results:Fedora_18_Final_RC3_Desktop
> RC4
> ---
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Test_Results:Fedora_18_Final_RC4_Install
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Test_Results:Fedora_18_Final_RC4_Base
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Test_Results:Fedora_18_Final_RC4_Desktop
> They look pretty full, but anywhere a test is marked as 'previous RC2
> run' or 'previous RC3 run', it would be better to replace it with an
> actual test of the build in question.
> The current level of testing is enough for us to ship RC3 with
> confidence at least, we decided that at today's meeting. So no-one needs
> to kill themselves working too hard on this. But if you were planning to
> do some QA today, that's the best QA to be doing :) Probably the more
> RC4 testing we have, the more likely we are to ship it; if the RC4
> testing looks a bit thin, we may wind up going with RC3 for safety. RC4
> really shouldn't break, but tflink calls 'should' 'the s word'...
> Thanks folks! Whichever way the decision goes, a huge thanks to everyone
> who spent so much time working on the validation tests and bug
> verification, this release would still be in delay hell without you all.
> --
> Adam Williamson
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Live Media still looks over sized, it should be less then 700
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