Fedora release criteria completely revised

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Wed Dec 9 20:55:50 UTC 2009

On Tue, 2009-12-08 at 06:38 +0500, A. Mani wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 8, 2009 at 3:55 AM, Adam Williamson <awilliam at redhat.com> wrote:
> >
> > 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
> My comments:
> "10. #  The installer must be able to successfully complete an upgrade
> installation from a clean, fully updated default installation of the
> previous stable Fedora release, either via preupgrade or by booting to
> the installer manually "
> It should be from at least ten other rawhide stages too.
> Why is it so weak?

That's all we can commit to test at present. Also, upgrading from
Rawhide is something we care far less about; after all, all Rawhide
installations should be disposable, so one not being upgradeable really
isn't a big deal.

> Criteria 11 of beta should figure in alpha.  The rescue feature should
> be absolutely robust.

That's a possibility - James, John, what do you guys think of this?
Anyone else?

> Criteria 15 can be more specific. Which desktops?.. all of Kde, Xfce and Gnome

It specifically says 'default desktop' and that is all it's intended to
cover. See John Poelstra's post to -devel-list about the difficulties of
covering multiple desktops in the criteria.

> Software Compilation from source and important rpm-src packages should
> be ok at beta stage.

that sounds like a good idea too - again, any other opinions on this?

Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
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