This week in Fedora QA: Fedora 21 Alpha validation, Cockpit and ARM Test Days

Hi folks! Well, your humble monkey has been spending more time than he strictly ought to pretending he’s a web developer this week, but Fedora 21 QA rolls on regardless. We have had some major headaches with getting Fedora 21 Alpha built, but as of this morning we finally have a release candidate. Network installs still don’t pick up the mirrors properly by default, but the images are now doing the right thing, and the remaining problem is in MirrorManager. This means that once release engineering get MirrorManager pointed in the right direction, the RC1 netinst images will (should…) ‘magically’ start working out of the box.

With that wrinkle noted, we need to run all the usual validation testing on this compose (and any future RCs), so please do help out if you can! It’d be nice to finally sign off on the Alpha release this week.

Aside from Alpha release validation, we have two Test Days this week. Today is Cockpit Test Day. Cockpit is a ‘server user interface’ – it gives you an overview and control panel for a set of server machines, essentially. It’s a key part of the Fedora Server Product that is one of the main components of the Fedora 21 release. It’s a very new and shiny technology, so it needs a lot of testing – it’ll be fun to play with, and we really need to get it into shape. All good reasons to join #fedora-test-day on Freenode IRC and join in. If you don’t know how to use IRC, you can read these instructions, or just use WebIRC.

Thursday (2014-09-18) will be ARM Test Day. Fedora 21 is shaping up to be another awesome release for ARM, with more support for more devices than ever. By now half the world must have one or more ARM devices lying around cluttering up the place, so if you have one that Fedora targets, please do come out and help us check that everything is in order for Fedora 21! Again, you can join #fedora-test-day on Freenode IRC to take part, and again, if you don’t know how to use IRC, you can read these instructions, or just use WebIRC.

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