Fedora 12 QA retrospective - feedback needed

Bruno Wolff III bruno at wolff.to
Thu Nov 26 14:16:19 UTC 2009

On Thu, Nov 26, 2009 at 00:38:19 -0800,
  Adam Williamson <awilliam at redhat.com> wrote:
> It is always worth posting the standard disclaimer we try and attach to
> all RC-y stuff: the only thing you need the RC builds for is testing the
> actual DVD/multi-CD composes, basically. If you just want to test the
> bits, you can use a nightly live image or Rawhide install. If you want
> to test the install process, you can do a network install from Rawhide,
> which - as you surmise - gets you all the same bits that are in the RCs,
> basically.

Does this mean if we don't have a way for people to remotely generate
exact bit for bit copies, then there isn't any point to trying to do
something like this for RC testing?

> I did do quite a lot of spinning my own *live* builds during the late
> stage of the release testing process, using the official desktop
> kickstart and the hourly repositories, which meant I could get what was
> basically an 'RC' live spin locally quite easily, using cached packages.
> I didn't try building my own DVD compose, though.

I do local builds of of the games spin myself, but haven't been doing a
lot of extensive testing with those images.

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