FUDCON hackfest - Building a fedora test plan

James Laska jlaska at redhat.com
Mon Jun 16 16:12:19 UTC 2008

Greetings fellow testers,

At the last FUDCON in Raleigh, NC, a group of folks got together to
discuss upcoming installation-related features and how we can prepare
for them.  Many good ideas came up in the discussion (see
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/F9InstallationTesting), but the result
I'm most proud of was the Fedora 9 Installation test plan.  The test
plan can be found at
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA/TestPlans/Fedora9Install.  The plan
was used to organize a test strategy and capture the results of our
collaborative testing model.  

The wiki proved to be a great mechanism for test {plan,case} content
creation.  With the help of the fedora-test gang, several test plans
were developed and executed during the F9 campaign (e.g. PackageKit [1],
swfdec [2], LiveCD [3] and Installation [4]-[7]).

One of my interests for F10 is to help improve Fedora test coverage.
The F10 feature process is a great source for focus areas, but before
that begins I'd like some feedback on more general test areas.  

What were some areas in F9 that you felt could have used earlier/more
attention?  Some examples might include (but not limited to):

 * LiveCD
 * NetworkManager
 * Installation (near and dear for me :) )
 * Fedora Spins?
 * Selinux?
 * PackageKit
 * Laptop issues?

I'll be hosting a hackfest session at FUDCON this week to discuss these
focus areas for F10.  I'd be happy to come away with a handful of areas
to target for collaborative test plans/case development.  

If you are attending FUDCON this week, I encourage you to sign up for
the Fedora Test Plan session and share your thoughts.


[2] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA/TestResults/Fedora9Swfdec/Rawhide

[4] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA/TestResults/Fedora9Install/Alpha
[5] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA/TestResults/Fedora9Install/Beta

 James Laska         -- jlaska at redhat.com
 Quality Engineering -- Red Hat, Inc.

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