Fedora release criteria completely revised

Colin Walters walters at verbum.org
Tue Dec 8 14:19:35 UTC 2009

Hi Adam,

Looks really great in general!  One specific comment, for Final 9; I
think we need a more specific definition of "and subsequent login".
Does that mean that you just type your username/password and look at
the default desktop?  Are we scoping in any specific apps (firefox?)
Under any specific use cases (websites, random plugins?).  Any other

(I see just now someone else commented on this specific criteria, but
instead asking about hardware).

My take is we should just scope it to critpath (i.e. enough of the
desktop to run packagekit), and have some sort of separate
criteria/process for applications.

On Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 5:55 PM, Adam Williamson <awilliam at redhat.com> wrote:
> During FUDCon, we've been working on revising the Fedora release criteria.
> John Poelstra had already fleshed out a structure and much of the final
> content, and we've been revising and tweaking it in conjunction with QA
> (myself, Will Woods and James Laska), release engineering (Jesse Keating),
> anaconda team (especially Denise Dumas and Peter Jones) and desktop team
> (Christopher Aillon and Matthias Clasen, who provided suggestions at an
> earlier stage).
> The new structure is based around a general page and specific pages for the
> Fedora 13 Alpha, Beta and Final releases (which have been written
> generically so they can easily be converted into pages for F14 and all
> future releases just by copying and pasting). You can find the criteria
> here:
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_Release_Criteria
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_13_Alpha_Release_Criteria
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_13_Beta_Release_Criteria
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_13_Final_Release_Criteria
> they should contain everything you need to know. We based most of the
> criteria around testing that was already being carried out but with no
> formal policy basis, with additional suggestions from the anaconda and
> desktop teams.
> We will follow these criteria for the Fedora 13 release process. So if you
> can see any problems or potential trouble with any of this, please do reply
> and let us know!
> Desktop team - can you please let us know of any additional things that you
> would expect to be working at each point during the release cycle? Note
> that only things that *must* be working at each point should be listed on
> these pages, not nice-to-haves. You must be able to commit to the idea
> that, if any criterion on the page is not met, we would slip the release in
> question.
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