Fedora

The future of Fedora QA

Welcome to version 2.0 of this blog post! This space was previously occupied by a whole bunch of longwinded explanation about some changes that are going on in Fedoraland, and are going to be accelerating (I think) in the near future. But it was way too long. So here’s the executive summary! First of all: […]

openQA and Autocloud result submission to ResultsDB

So I’ve just arrived back from a packed two weeks in Brno, and I’ll probably have some more stuff to post soon. But let’s lead with some big news! One of the big topics at Devconf and around the RH offices was the ongoing effort to modernize both Fedora and RHEL’s overall build processes to […]

The Tale Of The Two-Day, One-Character Patch

I’m feeling like writing a very long explanation of a very small change again. Some folks have told me they enjoy my attempts to detail the entire step-by-step process of debugging some somewhat complex problem, so sit back, folks, and enjoy…The Tale Of The Two-Day, One-Character Patch! Recently we landed Python 3.6 in Fedora Rawhide. […]

QA protip of the day: make sure your test runner fails properly

Just when you thought you were safe…it’s time for a blog post! For the last few days I’ve been working on fixing Rawhide packages that failed to build as part of the Python 3.6 mass rebuild. In the course of this, I’ve been enabling test suites for packages where there is one, we can plausibly […]

XPS 13 Developer Edition Kaby Lake (9360): working great with Fedora 25

So, that post about not liking computers? Here’s a confession: I partly wrote it as some sort of weird preparation for buying myself another one. That is, the new Kaby Lake XPS 13 developer edition. I’ve been using a second-gen (L322X) XPS 13 developer edition for a few years now, and been generally happy with […]

I don’t like computers

Welp, I kinda gave up waxing personal on this blog a while ago, but what the hell, why not make an exception once in a while. So in the last couple of years I’ve been thinking about work and stuff a lot. For a while there I wondered if I was getting burned out; after […]

Oooh, look! A shiny thing!

Hmm. Today I was supposed to be finalizing the test cases for Thursday’s switchable graphics Test Day. Instead, thanks to this: (jeff) adamw: Hey, I’ve been approached by 2 different people telling me dnf system-upgrade was failing. In both cases they had to import the F24 key manually. And in both cases they were going […]

Fedora 25 switchable graphics Test Day this Thursday, 2016-11-03

Yep, it’s Test Day time again – most likely the final Test Day of the Fedora 25 cycle. This Thursday, 2016-11-03, will be switchable graphics Test Day! ‘Switchable graphics’ refers to the fairly common current practice of laptops having two graphics adapters, one low-power one for general purpose use, one more powerful one for use […]

What just happened?

4pm: “Well, guess it’s time to write the F25 Final blocker status mail.” 4:10pm: “Yeesh, I guess I’d better figure out which of the three iSCSI blocker bugs is actually still valid, and maybe take a quick look at what the problem is.” 1:06am: “Well, I think I’m done fixing iSCSI now. But I seem […]

Fedora 25 Workstation Wayland-by-default Test Day report

Hi folks! As yesterday’s Test Day was pretty popular and widely-covered, I thought I’d blog the report as well as emailing it out. We had a great Test Day! 49 testers combined ran a total of 341 tests and filed or referenced 35 bugs. 9 of those have since been closed as duplicates, leaving 26 […]