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Re: test days live image creation guide

On Tue, 2009-08-18 at 07:37 -0400, Kamil Paral wrote:
> Hello,
> our kickstart script [1] may be soon included in the upstream 
> spin-kickstarts project (see below). There are a few issues I would
> like to discuss with you.
> 1) Currently we have two additional repos defined in the script:
> http://jlaska.fedorapeople.org/repos/testday
> http://adamwill.fedorapeople.org/nouveau

> Do we still need these repositories (they look outdated)? 
> Do we want them to be included in the upstream script by default?

I think it's okay to keep them separate for now.  I think rendercheck is
the only utility provided in Adam's repo above that might be useful for

> When creating particular test days the teams will of course
> sometimes create their own repository with packages they need
> (like our case of abrt). That is a different case. The question 
> is, if we want to have some repository defined which is by default
> used in *all* test days. You tell me, I have too few experience yet :)
> Who would manage it, what would be the best location?
> 2) Currently there is a desktop shortcut for connecting to
> #fedora-qa IRC chat. That will not be seen as appropriate by
> Fit-n-Finish team that uses their own channel (and it's not so
> trivial to redefine it if you want to use untouched upstream
> version of the script). The solution would be:
> a) use common IRC channel for QA and Fit-n-Finish test day events
> What about creating #fedora-test-day? Do we may want to have more
> test days in parallel?

Woah, parallel test days ... that boggles my mind! :)

I don't have objections to a #fedora-test-day.  It's another channel
that people will need to get used to ... but once we've done it a few
times I'm sure folks will get the hang of it.

> b) define some URL that would translate appropriately for the 
> particular day - similarly to the page
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Test_Day:Current
> used for wiki page resolution. Unfortunately our wiki can't be used
> for arbitrary URL resolution, only for internal pages. So it would
> have to be some script (http://.../irc.php) hosted somewhere
> (fedorapeople?) that would redirect to
> http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=fedora-qa or
> http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=fedora-fit-and-finish

> Of course someone would have to manage it.
> c) on the LiveCD we can place some magic script that would parse
> Test_Day:Current, extract IRC address and run the browser with that 
> address. But that's quite an ugly solution.
> Thanks for your input.
> Kamil
> [1] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA/Test_Days/Live_Image
> ----- "Bruno Wolff III" <bruno wolff to> wrote:
> > I happened to read this during the Spins SIG meeting and mentioned it
> > there.
> > We are going to try to keep your ks file in the spins kickstart git
> > repository.
> > 
> > The idea is to have a base qa test day ks file, that testers can add
> > a
> > few packages to more easily.
> > 
> > We can drop it later if you end up not liking it. I'll add a link to
> > it from the wiki after I have it set up.

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