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Fedora 21 greatest hits: non-Server non-live installs, fedup product behaviour

Hi, Fedora-ites! So here’s a couple of things I’ve seen popping up multiple times with the Fedora 21 release. I thought I’d note them down here for my readers, Planet Fedora, and also as a handy link target for answering them in future. Traditional installs – how do I install something other than Server? Where’s […]

Fedora 21 comes out tomorrow, Fedora 22 testing: yup, we’re on it

Fedora 21 will be released tomorrow – warm up your downloader! You can read all about what’s coming in the release announcement, and you’ll be able to grab it from the brand new download page. Overall, I’m pretty impressed with what all the great Fedora contributors have managed to pull off for the Fedora 21 […]

Fedora 21 undergoing final testing

We’re now hopefully in the final straight of Fedora 21 testing! We’re actually relatively on top of the schedule this time around, as compared to previous releases – by Thursday we’ll have had nearly 48 hours to test the current (and hopefully final!) package set (across the RC2 and RC4 composes). If you want to […]

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 🙂