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Revision as of 15:56, 7 May 2012

Contents [hide]

   1 Beta PowerPC Objectives
   2 Beta PowerPC Release Requirements
   3 Beta PowerPC Blocker Bugs
   4 Contingency Plan
   5 Confirming Beta Requirements
   6 Related Pages

Beta PowerPC Objectives

The objectives of the Beta PowerPC release are to:

   Publicly release installable media versions of a feature complete test release for Architectures/PowerPC shortly following the primary architecture release date
   Test accepted features of Fedora 17
   Identify as many f17Blockerppc blocker bugs as possible 


Beta Release Requirements

In order to be released to the general public, the Beta Candidate (RC) must meet all of the following criteria. This is intended to make the decision process as clear and straightforward as possible. Mostly met items are incomplete until they are met. Optional and nice to have items should not be included in this list.

There may be times where a requirement is unmet only in a particular configuration, such as with some keyboard layouts but not others, or if a particular character is used in a username, password or passphrase. In such cases, the release team should use their judgement and refer to precedent to determine whether or not the issue should be considered to block the release. They should consider the number of users likely to be affected by the issue, the severity of the case when the issue is encountered, and the ease or otherwise with which the issue can be avoided by both informed and uninformed users.

The term 'release-blocking desktops' means all the desktop environments in which bugs are currently considered capable of blocking a Fedora release. The current set of release-blocking desktops for the x86 architectures is GNOME and KDE, and for the ARM architectures is KDE. Note that bugs in desktops that are not part of this set which would infringe these criteria automatically qualify for freeze exception status, according to the freeze exception bug process.

The term 'release-blocking images' means all the images in which bugs are currently considered capable of blocking a Fedora release. The current set of release-blocking images includes the images defined by the three primary Products - Server, Workstation and Cloud - in their product requirement documents and/or technical specifications, and the KDE live image.



Number Requirements Status Comments
1 All bugs blocking the Beta tracker must be CLOSED
2 There must be no file conflicts (cases where the files in some packages conflict but the packages have explicit Conflicts: tags are acceptable) or unresolved package dependencies during a media-based (DVD) install dwa
3 Where platform support exists, all dedicated installer images (except efidisk.img, which offers no options) must boot to the graphical boot menu and allow the user to select install options. If no option is selected, the installer should load after a reasonable timeout Not applicable (pknirsch) PPC doesn't have a graphical boot menu
4 The installer must boot (if appropriate) and run on a range of machines from default live image (if appropriate), DVD, and boot.iso install media on graphical and virtual consoles
5 The boot menu for all installation images should include an entry which causes both installation and the installed system to use a generic, highly compatible video driver (such as 'vesa'). This mechanism should work correctly, launching the installer and attempting to use the generic driver
6 The installer must be able to use at least one of the HTTP or FTP remote package source options baude
7 When booting from a DVD ISO image, the installer must be able to use the DVD local package source options baude
8 The installer must be able to complete an installation using the text, graphical and VNC installation interfaces baude
9 The installer must be able to complete package installation with the default package set for each supported installation method baude
10 The installer must be able to complete an installation using any locally connected storage interface (e.g. PATA, SATA, SCSI etc...) with the default file system
11 The installer must be able to complete an installation using the entire disk, existing free space, or existing Linux partitions methods, with or without encryption enabled karsten
12 The rescue mode of the installer must start successfully and be able to detect and mount an existing default installation baude
13 The installer must be able to report failures to Bugzilla, with appropriate information included [1] karsten
14 In most cases (see Blocker_Bug_FAQ), a system installed according to any of the above criteria (or the appropriate Beta or Final criteria, when applying this criterion to those releases) must boot to the 'firstboot' utility on the first boot after installation, without unintended user intervention. This includes correctly accessing any encrypted partitions when the correct passphrase is supplied. The firstboot utility must be able to create a working user account
15 Following on from the previous criterion, after firstboot is completed and on subsequent boots, a system installed according to any of the above criteria (or the appropriate Beta or Final criteria, when applying this criterion to those releases) must boot to a working graphical environment without unintended user intervention. This includes correctly accessing any encrypted partitions when the correct passphrase is supplied
16 When booting a system installed without a graphical environment, or when using a correct configuration setting to cause an installed system to boot in non-graphical mode, the system should boot to a state where it is possible to log in through at least one of the default virtual consoles baude
17 It must be possible to run the default web browser and a terminal application from all release-blocking desktop environments. The web browser must be able to download files, load extensions, and log into FAS gustavold
18 The installed system must be able to download and install updates with yum and the default graphical package manager in all release-blocking desktops baude
19 The default Fedora artwork must either refer to the current Fedora release under development (Fedora 17), or reference an interim release milestone (e.g. Beta or RC). If a release version number is used, it must match the current Fedora release under development. This includes artwork used in the installer, graphical bootloader menu, firstboot, graphical boot, graphical login and desktop background.
20 A system logging infrastructure must be available and enabled by default. It must provide at least basic local file-based logging of kernel messages, and allow other components to write log messages. This must be done in accordance with relevant standards accepted by the Project baude
21 All Fedora 17 PPC Alpha Release Criteria must be met dwa
22 All bugs blocking the Beta tracker must be CLOSED dwa
23 The network installation image and DVD image for release-blocking desktops must meet current size requirements
24 The installer must boot and run on supported systems hamzy
25 The installer must be able to use the HTTP, FTP and NFS remote package source options hamzy
26 At the package installation stage, the install should show no uncategorized package groups hamzy
27 The installer must be able to use all kickstart delivery methods hamzy
28 The installer must be able to create and install to software, hardware or BIOS RAID-0, RAID-1 or RAID-5 partitions for anything except /boot gustavold
29 The installer must be able to successfully complete an upgrade installation from a clean, fully updated default installation (from any official install medium) of the previous stable Fedora release, either via preupgrade or by booting to the installer manually. The upgraded system must meet all release criteria gustavold
30 The installer must be able to successfully complete a scripted installation, using the installer's preferred scripting system, which duplicates the default interactive installation as closely as possible
31 Any installation method or process designed to run unattended must do so (there should be no prompts requiring user intervention)
32 The rescue mode of the installer must be able to detect and mount (read-write and read-only) LVM, encrypted, and RAID (BIOS, hardware, and software) installations gustavold
33 When booting a system installed without a graphical environment, or when using a correct configuration setting to cause an installed system to boot in non-graphical mode, the system should provide a working login prompt without any unintended user intervention when boot is complete, and all virtual consoles intended to provide a working login prompt should do so baude
34 No part of any release-blocking desktop's panel (or equivalent) configuration should crash or be entirely non-functional on boot of the installed system using default installation choices
35 The default update manager in release-blocking desktops must not periodically check for updates when the system is booted live, but must periodically check for updates when running on an installed system
36 All release-blocking desktops' offered mechanisms (if any) for shutting down, logging out and rebooting must work



Beta Blocker Bugs

A bug is considered a Beta blocker bug if any of the following criteria are met:

  • A bug in a Critical Path package that:
    • Cannot be fixed with a future stable update
    • Has a severity rating of high or greater and no reasonable workaround (see definition of severity and priority)
  • Bug hinders execution of required Beta test plans or dramatically reduces test coverage
  • Bug relates to an unmet Beta Release Requirement

A Fedora Change being incomplete, in and of itself, does not constitute a blocker bug. The Change process is separate from this process. Changes are required to meet certain standards at certain points of the release cycle, but this is part of the feature process and managed, tracked and enforced separately from this process. However, if a proposed feature being incomplete causes any of the above criteria to be met, then the bug is a release blocker.