QA

It’s a good thing they pay me to break stuff

Had an interesting couple of days deep-diving into juicy issues. Yesterday’s was triggered by me messing up the Fedora kernel package git repository – whoops. I keep Fedlet’s kernel as a branch that only exists in my checkout; it’s not pushed anywhere (I should just push it out on my git server now I have […]

Fedora Server Test Day today, 2014-11-07

It’s Test Day time again! Today, 2014-11-07, is Fedora Server Test Day. We’ll be running a range of tests against the Fedora 21 Server Product, trying to test out all the major features beyond what we already tested in Alpha and Beta release validation. This is a great way to learn about Server’s major innovations, […]

Fedora 21 Beta, wikitcms/relval improvements, more stupid mediawiki tricks, working on laptops…

I really should blog more, shouldn’t I? Today’s big news, of course, is that Fedora 21 Beta is out! Fedora 21 Beta It was an interesting release to test, with a lot of the practical consequences of the Fedora.next ‘Product-ization’ effort getting shaken out. There are still some fudges and rough bits here and there […]

PSA: Don’t fedup to Fedora 21 right now (EDIT: you can now!)

EDIT 2014-11-05: It’s fine to fedup to F21 now – at least so far as I know, and so far as the bug described in this post is concerned. We’ve made sure several different ways that you should not possibly be able to hit the 15 minute timeout bug. It’s probably not a good idea […]

Being a Sporadic Overview Of Linux Distribution Release Validation Processes

Yup, that’s what this is. It’s kind of in-progress, I’ll probably add to it later, haven’t looked into what Arch or Debian or a few other likely suspects do. Fedora Manual testing Our glorious Fedora uses Mediawiki to manage both test cases and test results for manual release validation. This is clearly ludicrous, but works […]

I wrote a thing: relval / wikitcms 1.1, Fedora QA wiki test management tool

I think I might finally have to hand in my ‘I don’t code’ card. As I buried in another post last week, I wrote a thing – Relval (and wikitcms). relval is a tool for interacting with the Fedora wiki, as it is used by the Fedora QA team for managing test results. It’s an […]

Fedora release validation, through the ages

From: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA/FC6Test2TreeTesting to: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Test_Results:Fedora_21_Alpha_RC1_Install https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Test_Results:Fedora_21_Alpha_RC1_Base https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Test_Results:Fedora_21_Alpha_RC1_Desktop https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Test_Results:Fedora_21_Alpha_RC1_Server https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Test_Results:Fedora_21_Alpha_RC1_Cloud we’ve come a long way, baby…but mediawiki trucks on 🙂

Fedora 21 Alpha release, common bugs, relval, and wiki work

I’ve had quite the packed week, somehow. I started off on Monday with the regular QA meeting, then wrote up the initial Common Bugs page for Fedora 21 – many thanks to bitlord for adding a note on the ARM issue I didn’t really understand! As part of that, I did the usual thing where […]

Virtualization Test Day today!

Oh hi! Come in. I didn’t see you there. Don’t mind me, I’m just rewriting the entire damn wiki while pretending I know how to code stuff and doing stupid tricks with Wiki templates. I’ll try and get to a summary of my interesting week tomorrow. In the mean time! Today is Virtualization Test Day! […]

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 […]