Removing Optical Boot Requirement from F20 Alpha Release Requirements

Tim Flink tflink at redhat.com
Thu Sep 19 08:29:28 UTC 2013


This conversation was started on Monday in the QA meeting but I forgot
to send anything out to the list. We're a bit short on time, so a quick
vote would be appreciated

Tim


As currently written, the Fedora 20 alpha release requirements [1] state
that optical media must boot:

  Release-blocking live and dedicated installer images must boot when
  written to optical media of an appropriate size (if applicable) and
  when written to a USB stick with at least one of the officially
  supported methods.

[1]http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_20_Alpha_Release_Criteria#Release-blocking_images_must_boot


The question was whether it was important to have this requirement at
alpha when the isos aren't required to be the correct size until beta.
As it currently stands, the DVD isos can't be burned to single-sided
DVDs.
 
I propose that we modify that we do two things:

 1) modify the alpha criterion so that it only requires optical media
 to work if the isos are correctly sized

 2) require booting from optical media at beta when the isos are
 required to be properly sized

Proposed change to the "supported media types" section of the release
blocking media criterion [1] :

  Release-blocking live and dedicated installer images must boot when
  written to optical media of an appropriate size (if applicable and the
  images are correctly sized) and when written to a USB stick with at
  least one of the officially supported methods. Release-blocking ARM
  disk images must boot when written to a medium bootable by the
  platform under test, according to the instructions for the platform
  under test.

[1]http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_20_Alpha_Release_Criteria#Release-blocking_images_must_boot


Proposed change to the beta release blocking image criterion [2]:

  Difference from Alpha:
    This criterion differs from the similar Alpha criterion in that it
    requires optical media to boot and that all supported methods of
    writing a Fedora USB stick to work, not just any single one. 

[2]http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_20_Beta_Release_Criteria#Release-blocking_images_must_boot
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