Fedora 12 QA retrospective - feedback needed

"Jóhann B. Guðmundsson" johannbg at hi.is
Thu Nov 26 10:41:06 UTC 2009

On 11/26/2009 07:03 AM, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 12:15:30 -0800,
>   Adam Williamson <awilliam at redhat.com> wrote:
>> even despite that, public testing of RCs can _sometimes_ be useful, but
>> the problem is that if we publicise them any more than they're already
>> publicised, the single server on which they're located will bog down and
>> stop people who really need them from getting them fast enough. And
>> given the time constraints, it's practically impossible to mirror or
>> torrent them usefully.
> Would providing detailed documentation for people to build these images
> using a small amount of data from releng and the rest from public (or local)
> mirrors be worth the effort to set up? This is a higher bar than dealing
> with a complete image and there may not be enough people who take advantage
> of it to be worth the effort. I am also not sure if the process is repeatable
> so as to get bit for bit accuracy from private spins. But it does seem there
> should be a way to pull most of the data for the image from mirrors rather
> than from releng's server.

That wont work we need to make sure all the testers are testing the same
bits hence it's best that we create and hand out the images.....

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