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| 1 || All bugs blocking the [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/showdependencytree.cgi?id=F18Betappc{{{arch|}}}&hide_resolved=1 Beta {{#if:{{{arch_wiki_url|}}}|{{#titleparts: {{{arch_wiki_url}}}||-1}}|}} tracker] must be [[BugZappers/BugStatusWorkFlow#CLOSED|CLOSED]] || ||
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|1 || All [[Fedora 18 Alpha Release Criteria]] must be met || ||
 
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|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 || ||  
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|2 || All bugs blocking the [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/showdependencytree.cgi?id=f18beta&hide_resolved=1 Beta tracker] must be [[BugZappers/BugStatusWorkFlow#CLOSED|CLOSED]] || ||
 
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| 3 || Where platform support exists, all dedicated installer images (except {{filename|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
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|3 || The network installation image, DVD image, <strike>and live images for release-blocking desktops</strike> must meet current size requirements || ||
 
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| 4 || The installer must boot (if appropriate) and run on a range of machines from DVD and boot.iso install media on serial and virtual consoles || ||
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|4 || The installer must boot and run on all supported systems from DVD and boot.iso install media (and when written to a USB stick with '''any''' of the [[How_to_create_and_use_Live_USB|officially supported methods]]?) || ||
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| 5 || The installer must be able to use at least one of the HTTP or FTP remote package source options || ||  
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|5 || The installer must be able to use the HTTP, FTP and either NFS or NFSISO remote package source options || ||
 
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| 6 || When booting from a DVD ISO image, the installer must be able to use the DVD local package source options || ||  
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|6 || It must be possible to install by booting the installation kernel directly, including via PXE, and correctly specifying a remote source for the installer itself, using whichever protocols are required to work for package retrieval at the current phase (Alpha, Beta, Final). This must work if the remote source is not a complete repository but contains only the files necessary for the installer itself to run. || ||
 
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| 7 || The installer must be able to complete an installation using the text, graphical and VNC installation interfaces || ||  
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|7 || The installer must be able to complete an installation using the serial console interface || ||
 
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| 8 || The installer must be able to complete package installation with the default package set for each supported installation method || ||  
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|8 || The installer must be able to use all kickstart delivery methods || ||
 
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| 9 || 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 || ||  
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|9 || The installer must be able to complete an installation using automatic partitioning to a validly-formatted disk with sufficient empty space, using the empty space and installing a bootloader but leaving the pre-existing partitions and data untouched || ||
 
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| 10 || 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 || ||  
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|10 || The installer's custom partitioning mode must be capable of the following: <ul><li> Creating, destroying and assigning mount points to partitions of any specified size using most commonly-used filesystem types<li> Creating encrypted partitions<li> Rejecting obviously invalid operations without crashing</ul> || ||
 
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| 11 || The rescue mode of the installer must start successfully and be able to detect and mount an existing default installation || ||
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|11 || 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 || ||
 
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| 12 || The installer must be able to report failures to Bugzilla, with appropriate information included [http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Testcase_Anaconda_save_traceback_to_bugzilla] || ||  
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|12 || For each one of the release-blocking package sets ('minimal', and the package sets for each one of the release-blocking desktops), it must be possible to successfully complete an upgrade from a fully updated installation of the previous stable Fedora release with that package set installed, using any officially recommended upgrade mechanisms. The upgraded system must meet all release criteria. || ||
 
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| 13 || In most cases (see [[Blocker_Bug_FAQ#Hardware_and_local_configuration_dependent_issues|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 || Not applicable ||  
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|13 || 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 || ||
 
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| 14 || 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 || Not applicable ||
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|14 || Any installation method or process designed to run unattended must do so (there should be no prompts requiring user intervention) || ||
 
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| 15 || 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 || ||  
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|15 || 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 || ||
 
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| 16 || 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 [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/accounts/ FAS] || ||  
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|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 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 || ||
 
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| 17 || The installed system must be able to download and install updates with yum and the default graphical package manager in all release-blocking desktops || ||  
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|17 || <strike> The release must be able host virtual guest instances of the same release, using Fedora's current preferred virtualization technology</strike> || ||
 
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| 18 || The default Fedora artwork must either refer to the current Fedora release under development (Fedora 18), 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. || ||
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|18 || <strike> The release must install and boot successfully as a virtual guest in a situation where the virtual host is running the previous stable Fedora release, using Fedora's current preferred virtualization technology</strike> || || -->
 
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| 19 || 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 || ||  
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|19 || <strike>In most cases, the installed system must be able to play back sound with gstreamer-based applications (see [[Blocker_Bug_FAQ#Hardware_and_local_configuration_dependent_issues|Blocker_Bug_FAQ]])</strike> || |
 
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| 20 || All [[Fedora 18 PPC Beta Release Criteria]] must be met || ||  
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|20 || 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 || ||
 
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| 21 || The network installation image and DVD image for release-blocking desktops must meet current size requirements || ||  
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|21 || Automatic mounting on insertion of removable media must work in release-blocking desktops || ||
 
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| 22 || The installer must boot and run on supported systems ||  ||
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|22 || 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 || ||
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| 23 || The installer must be able to use the HTTP, FTP and NFS remote package source options ||  ||
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| 24 || At the package installation stage, the install should show no uncategorized package groups ||  ||
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| 25 || The installer must be able to use all kickstart delivery methods ||  || 
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| 26 || 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 ||  ||
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| 27 || 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 ||  ||
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| 28 || 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 ||  ||
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| 29 || Any installation method or process designed to run unattended must do so (there should be no prompts requiring user intervention) ||  ||
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| 30 || 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 ||  ||
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| 31 || 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 || ||
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| 32 || 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 ||  ||
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| 33 || 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 || ||
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| 34 || All release-blocking desktops' offered mechanisms (if any) for shutting down, logging out and rebooting must work ||  ||
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|23 || All release-blocking desktops' offered mechanisms (if any) for shutting down, logging out and rebooting must work || ||
 
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Revision as of 20:19, 19 October 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 18
   Identify as many F18Betappc 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 Fedora 18 Alpha Release Criteria must be met
2 All bugs blocking the Beta tracker must be CLOSED
3 The network installation image, DVD image, and live images for release-blocking desktops must meet current size requirements
4 The installer must boot and run on all supported systems from DVD and boot.iso install media (and when written to a USB stick with any of the officially supported methods?)
5 The installer must be able to use the HTTP, FTP and either NFS or NFSISO remote package source options
6 It must be possible to install by booting the installation kernel directly, including via PXE, and correctly specifying a remote source for the installer itself, using whichever protocols are required to work for package retrieval at the current phase (Alpha, Beta, Final). This must work if the remote source is not a complete repository but contains only the files necessary for the installer itself to run.
7 The installer must be able to complete an installation using the serial console interface
8 The installer must be able to use all kickstart delivery methods
9 The installer must be able to complete an installation using automatic partitioning to a validly-formatted disk with sufficient empty space, using the empty space and installing a bootloader but leaving the pre-existing partitions and data untouched
10 The installer's custom partitioning mode must be capable of the following:
  • Creating, destroying and assigning mount points to partitions of any specified size using most commonly-used filesystem types
  • Creating encrypted partitions
  • Rejecting obviously invalid operations without crashing
11 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
12 For each one of the release-blocking package sets ('minimal', and the package sets for each one of the release-blocking desktops), it must be possible to successfully complete an upgrade from a fully updated installation of the previous stable Fedora release with that package set installed, using any officially recommended upgrade mechanisms. The upgraded system must meet all release criteria.
13 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
14 Any installation method or process designed to run unattended must do so (there should be no prompts requiring user intervention)
15 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
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 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
17 The release must be able host virtual guest instances of the same release, using Fedora's current preferred virtualization technology
18 The release must install and boot successfully as a virtual guest in a situation where the virtual host is running the previous stable Fedora release, using Fedora's current preferred virtualization technology -->
19 In most cases, the installed system must be able to play back sound with gstreamer-based applications (see Blocker_Bug_FAQ)
20 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
21 Automatic mounting on insertion of removable media must work in release-blocking desktops
22 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
23 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.