Fedora 12 QA retrospective - feedback needed

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Wed Nov 25 19:53:40 UTC 2009

On 11/26/2009 12:59 AM, James Laska wrote:

> Over the next week, I plan to organize any feedback and discuss the
> highlights during an upcoming QA team meeting.  The goal will be to
> prioritize the pain points and use as a basis for defining objectives
> for Fedora 13.
> Thanks for your feedback!

My personal experiences in addition to the impressions from reading all
the end user forums, mailing lists and news sites is that Fedora 12 is a
solid release. I request you to explicitly get feedback from atleast
fedora-list and http://fedoraforum.org from end users directly. Adam and
James, are you subscribed to fedora-list and keeping track of the
discussions there?

I think, there is room for improvement obviously:

* IMO, RCs needs to advertised loudly. We need all the testing we can
get and more alpha or beta snapshots would help as well, I think.

* PackageKit signed install policy was a major issue and although QA was
not really responsible for it, the team does need to do it all can do to
avoid anything like this in the future . Signing Rawhide packages
automatically would have caught this.  Not many users in forum or
fedora-list complained about it however.

* Lot more users are trying Preupgrade and QA needs strong focus on the
upgrade story including test days directed towards it. The small /boot
is a major issue and another common bug (not listed in the wiki but I
think needs to be added) is
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=538118 which makes the
problem worse. We really need to make sure Anaconda creates a bigger
/boot for Fedora 13, preupgrade is explicitly tested well and has solid
workarounds for the small /boot case.

* KMS is still flaky in some cases. In particular, a few Intel users
seem to be reporting lower resolution by default without nomodeset and
ATI performance seems to have regressed.  Although I am no fan of
proprietary drivers, I must note that installing the proprietary Nvidia
driver has become a bit more of a hassle.

Bottom line: Pretty good job, overall


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