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== Beta Objectives ==
 
== Beta Objectives ==
 
The objectives of the Beta release are to:
 
The objectives of the Beta release are to:
# Publicly release installable media versions of a [[Feature_Freeze_Policy|feature complete]] test release   
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# Publicly release installable media versions of a [[Feature_Freeze_Policy|code complete]] test release: Beta is the last widely co-ordinated test release point in any given release cycle  
# Finishing testing [[Releases/13/FeatureList| Fedora 13 Features]]
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# Finish testing [[Releases/13/FeatureList| Fedora 13 Features]]
# Execute all [https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-qa/ticket/35 Fedora 13 Beta test plans]
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# Identify as many [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/showdependencytree.cgi?id=f13blocker&hide_resolved=1| F13Blocker] bugs as possible
 
# Identify as many [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/showdependencytree.cgi?id=f13blocker&hide_resolved=1| F13Blocker] bugs as possible
  
 
== Beta Release Requirements ==
 
== Beta Release Requirements ==
In order to be the released to the general public, the Beta Candidate (RC) must meet '''all''' of the following criteria.  This is intentional 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.
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In order to be the 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.
  
 
Release Requirements:
 
Release Requirements:
 
# All [[Fedora_13_Alpha_Release_Criteria|Fedora 13 Alpha release criteria]] must be met
 
# All [[Fedora_13_Alpha_Release_Criteria|Fedora 13 Alpha release criteria]] must be met
 
# All bugs blocking the [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/showdependencytree.cgi?id=f13beta&hide_resolved=1 Beta tracker] must be [[BugZappers/BugStatusWorkFlow#CLOSED|CLOSED]]
 
# All bugs blocking the [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/showdependencytree.cgi?id=f13beta&hide_resolved=1 Beta tracker] must be [[BugZappers/BugStatusWorkFlow#CLOSED|CLOSED]]
# The installer must boot (if appropriate) and run on all on [[Architectures#Primary_Architectures|primary architectures]] from default live image, DVD, multi-CD, and boot.iso install media
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# The installer must boot (if appropriate) and run on all [[Architectures#Primary_Architectures|primary architectures]] from default live image, DVD, multi-CD, and boot.iso install media
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# The installer must boot and run on systems using EFI other than Apple Macs
 
# The installer must be able to use the HTTP, FTP and NFS remote package source options
 
# The installer must be able to use the HTTP, FTP and NFS remote package source options
 
# The installer must be able to use the CD and DVD local package source options
 
# The installer must be able to use the CD and DVD local package source options
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# At the package installation stage, the install should show no uncategorized package groups
 
# The installer must be able to use all kickstart delivery methods
 
# The installer must be able to use all kickstart delivery methods
 
# 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
 
# 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
 
# The installer must be able to successfully complete an upgrade installation from a clean, fully updated default installation of the previous stable Fedora release, either via preupgrade or by booting to the installer manually
 
# The installer must be able to successfully complete an upgrade installation from a clean, fully updated default installation of the previous stable Fedora release, either via preupgrade or by booting to the installer manually
# The rescue mode of the installer must start successfully and be able to detect and mount an existing default installation
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# 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
# The beta release must 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)
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# The release must boot successfully as a virtual guest in a situation where the virtual host is running the same release (using Fedora's current preferred virtualization technology)
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# The release must 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)
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# The release must boot successfully as a virtual guest in a situation where the virtual host is running a supported Xen implementation
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# 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]])
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# No part of the default desktop's panel (or equivalent) configuration should crash on boot of the installed system using default installation choices
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# Automatic mounting on insertion of removable media must work in the default desktop environment
 
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# The QA team has an installable testable Release Candidate for at least two full days (48 hours).
 
# The QA team has an installable testable Release Candidate for at least two full days (48 hours).
 
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== Beta Blocker Bugs ==
 
== Beta Blocker Bugs ==
 
A bug is considered an Beta blocker bug if '''any''' of the following criteria are met:
 
A bug is considered an Beta blocker bug if '''any''' of the following criteria are met:
* A bug in a ''Critical Path'' (see [http://kojipkgs.fedoraproject.org/mash/rawhide-{{CURRENTYEAR}}{{CURRENTMONTH}}{{CURRENTDAY2}}/logs/critpath.txt critpath.txt]) package that:
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* A bug in a [[Critical Path Packages|Critical Path package]] that:
 
** Cannot be fixed with a future rawhide update
 
** Cannot be fixed with a future rawhide update
 
** Has a severity rating of ''high'' or greater and no reasonable workaround (see definition of [[BugZappers/BugStatusWorkFlow#Priority_and_Severity|severity and priority]])
 
** Has a severity rating of ''high'' or greater and no reasonable workaround (see definition of [[BugZappers/BugStatusWorkFlow#Priority_and_Severity|severity and priority]])
 
* Bug hinders execution of required Beta test plans or dramatically reduces test coverage
 
* Bug hinders execution of required Beta test plans or dramatically reduces test coverage
 
* Bug relates to an unmet [[#Beta_Release_Requirements|Beta Release Requirement]]
 
* Bug relates to an unmet [[#Beta_Release_Requirements|Beta Release Requirement]]
 
 
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Specific requirements that ''must'' be present to release should be explicitly stated in the ''Release Requirements'' section  
 
Specific requirements that ''must'' be present to release should be explicitly stated in the ''Release Requirements'' section  
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== Contingency Plan ==
 
== Contingency Plan ==
* If all of the ''Beta Release Requirements'' are not met by 20:00 UTC on the Wednesday one week prior to release day, the release will be delayed by one week so that the Beta Release Requirements can be met.  
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* If all of the ''Beta Release Requirements'' are not met by 20:00 UTC on Wednesday the week prior to release day, the release will be delayed by one week so that the Beta Release Requirements can be met.  
 
* One week will be added to all remaining tasks in the release schedule, including the final release date.
 
* One week will be added to all remaining tasks in the release schedule, including the final release date.
* This decision will be made at the [[Engineering_Readiness_Meetings |''Go/No-Go'' Meeting]]
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* This decision will be made at the [[Engineering_Readiness_Meetings |''Go/No-Go'' Meeting]].
  
 
== Confirming Beta Requirements ==
 
== Confirming Beta Requirements ==
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* [[Blocker_Bug_FAQ| Blocker Bug FAQ]]
 
* [[Blocker_Bug_FAQ| Blocker Bug FAQ]]
  
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[[Category:Release Criteria]]

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Contents

[edit] Beta Objectives

The objectives of the Beta release are to:

  1. Publicly release installable media versions of a code complete test release: Beta is the last widely co-ordinated test release point in any given release cycle
  2. Finish testing Fedora 13 Features
  3. Identify as many F13Blocker bugs as possible

[edit] Beta Release Requirements

In order to be the 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.

Release Requirements:

  1. All Fedora 13 Alpha release criteria must be met
  2. All bugs blocking the Beta tracker must be CLOSED
  3. The installer must boot (if appropriate) and run on all primary architectures from default live image, DVD, multi-CD, and boot.iso install media
  4. The installer must boot and run on systems using EFI other than Apple Macs
  5. The installer must be able to use the HTTP, FTP and NFS remote package source options
  6. The installer must be able to use the CD and DVD local package source options
  7. At the package installation stage, the install should show no uncategorized package groups
  8. The installer must be able to use all kickstart delivery methods
  9. 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
  10. The installer must be able to successfully complete an upgrade installation from a clean, fully updated default installation of the previous stable Fedora release, either via preupgrade or by booting to the installer manually
  11. 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
  12. The release must boot successfully as a virtual guest in a situation where the virtual host is running the same release (using Fedora's current preferred virtualization technology)
  13. The release must 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)
  14. The release must boot successfully as a virtual guest in a situation where the virtual host is running a supported Xen implementation
  15. In most cases, the installed system must be able to play back sound with gstreamer-based applications (see Blocker_Bug_FAQ)
  16. No part of the default desktop's panel (or equivalent) configuration should crash on boot of the installed system using default installation choices
  17. Automatic mounting on insertion of removable media must work in the default desktop environment

[edit] Beta Blocker Bugs

A bug is considered an 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 rawhide 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

[edit] Contingency Plan

  • If all of the Beta Release Requirements are not met by 20:00 UTC on Wednesday the week prior to release day, the release will be delayed by one week so that the Beta Release Requirements can be met.
  • One week will be added to all remaining tasks in the release schedule, including the final release date.
  • This decision will be made at the Go/No-Go Meeting.

[edit] Confirming Beta Requirements

QA has the responsibility of determining whether the criteria for the release has been met (as outlined above) through discussion with Development and Release Engineering. QA's findings will be reviewed and discussed at the Go/No-Go Meeting.

[edit] Related Pages