Fedora 13 Final Release Criteria

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# All [[Fedora_13_Beta_Release_Criteria|Fedora 13 Beta release criteria]] must be met
 
# All bugs blocking the [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/showdependencytree.cgi?id=f13blocker&hide_resolved=1 F13Blocker tracker] must be [[BugZappers/BugStatusWorkFlow#CLOSED|CLOSED]]
 
# All bugs blocking the [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/showdependencytree.cgi?id=f13blocker&hide_resolved=1 F13Blocker tracker] must be [[BugZappers/BugStatusWorkFlow#CLOSED|CLOSED]]
# All of the tests in the Fedora 13 Final Media Install test plan must be run (all failures are reviewed for consideration as [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/showdependencytree.cgi?id=f13blocker&hide_resolved=1 Fedora 13 Blocker bugs])
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# The installer must be able to complete an installation using the text, graphical, VNC, telnet and cmdline installation interfaces
# All tests in the Fedora 13 Final Install Release test plan must be run
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# The installer must be able to use all supported local and remote package source options
# All tests in the Fedora 13 Final Functional Release test plan must run
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# The installer must be able to complete an installation using IDE, SATA, SCSI and iSCSI storage devices
# In most cases, the installed system boots and starts up properly (see [[Blocker_Bug_FAQ#Hardware_and_local_configuration_dependent_issues|Blocker_Bug_FAQ]]).
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# The installer must be able to create and install to any workable partition layout using any supported file system, LVM, software, hardware or BIOS RAID, or combination of the above
# The installed system is able to download updates with yum.
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# The installer must be able to install alongside an existing Windows installation and either install a bootloader which can boot into the Windows installation, or leave the Windows bootloader untouched and working
# No file conflicts or unresolved package dependencies during a media-based (CD/DVD) install
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# The rescue mode of the installer must be able to detect and mount LVM, encrypted, and RAID (BIOS, hardware, and software) installations
# Installer boots and runs on all [[Architectures#Primary_Architectures|primary architectures]]: i686 and x86_64
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# All services in a default install must start properly
# All services in a default install start properly
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# All known bugs that can cause corruption of user data must be fixed or documented at [[Common_F13_Bugs]]
# No SELinux 'AVC: denied' messages on initial boot and subsequent login
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# The installed system must run normally if the user chooses to install without SELinux
# No regressions in functionality in ''critical path'' packages from the previous major release
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# Menu sanity - the following criteria refer to both a live image and default installed system
# Installation
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## All ''Applications'' listed in the desktop menus must have icons which have a consistent appearance and sufficiently high resolution to not appear blurry
#* Display environments - text-mode, graphical, VNC, telnet, cmdline
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## All applications listed under the ''Applications'' menu must start successfully
#* Block devices - IDE, SATA, PATA, SCSI, iSCSI
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## All applications listed under the ''Applications'' menu must withstand a basic functionality test and not crash after a few minutes of normal use.  They must also have working ''Help'' and ''Help -> About'' menu items
#* Partition - Any reasonable partition layout using all supported partition types
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## There must be no ''Other'' menu
#* Dual Boot - supports dual booting with Microsoft Windows
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## No application may unintentionally appear twice in the menus. In particular, things under ''System'' must not appear under ''Applications''
#* All installation sources - http, ftp, nfs, CD, DVD, nfsiso hard drive
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# All elements of the default panel configuration must be functional
#* Rescue mode starts properly and can detect/mount LVM, encrypted, dmraid and mdraid installations  
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#* Rescue mode starts properly and can detect/mount a ''default'' installation
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# All known bugs that can cause corruption of user data are fixed or documented at [[Common_F13_Bugs]].
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# The installed system runs normally if the user chooses to install without SELinux.
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# Menu sanity - the following criteria refer to both a live image and default installed system.
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## All ''Applications'' listed in the desktop menues have icons, and look ok together (ie no wild theme mix and blurry scaled icons)
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## All applications listed under the ''Applications'' menu start successfully
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## All applications listed under the ''Applications'' menu withstand a basic functionality test and do not crash after a few minutes of normal use.  They also have working ''Help'' and ''Help -> About'' menu items.
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## There is no ''Other'' menu
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## No application unintentionally appears twice in the menus--in particular, things under ''System'' do not appear under ''Applications''.
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# Panel: All elements of the default panel configuration are functional.
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{{admon/note|Specificity|''Requirements'' are as specific as possible and stated affirmatively in the present tense.}}
 
{{admon/note|Specificity|''Requirements'' are as specific as possible and stated affirmatively in the present tense.}}

Revision as of 21:01, 6 December 2009

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This page is a draft only
It is still under construction and content may change. Do not rely on the information on this page. This page is a proposal for Fedora 13. It has not been accepted or officially reviewed and should not be relied on.
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Eventually this page will become a template which can be copy/pasted as a new page for each release.

Contents

Final Objectives

The objectives of the Final release are to:

  1. A polished final release suitable for meeting the needs of our Target Audience
  2. Execute all Fedora 13 Final test plans
  3. Close all F13Blocker blocker bugs

Final Release Requirements

In order to be the released to the general public, the Final 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.

Release Requirements:

  1. All Fedora 13 Beta release criteria must be met
  2. All bugs blocking the F13Blocker tracker must be CLOSED
  3. The installer must be able to complete an installation using the text, graphical, VNC, telnet and cmdline installation interfaces
  4. The installer must be able to use all supported local and remote package source options
  5. The installer must be able to complete an installation using IDE, SATA, SCSI and iSCSI storage devices
  6. The installer must be able to create and install to any workable partition layout using any supported file system, LVM, software, hardware or BIOS RAID, or combination of the above
  7. The installer must be able to install alongside an existing Windows installation and either install a bootloader which can boot into the Windows installation, or leave the Windows bootloader untouched and working
  8. The rescue mode of the installer must be able to detect and mount LVM, encrypted, and RAID (BIOS, hardware, and software) installations
  9. All services in a default install must start properly
  10. All known bugs that can cause corruption of user data must be fixed or documented at Common_F13_Bugs
  11. The installed system must run normally if the user chooses to install without SELinux
  12. Menu sanity - the following criteria refer to both a live image and default installed system
    1. All Applications listed in the desktop menus must have icons which have a consistent appearance and sufficiently high resolution to not appear blurry
    2. All applications listed under the Applications menu must start successfully
    3. All applications listed under the Applications menu must withstand a basic functionality test and not crash after a few minutes of normal use. They must also have working Help and Help -> About menu items
    4. There must be no Other menu
    5. No application may unintentionally appear twice in the menus. In particular, things under System must not appear under Applications
  13. All elements of the default panel configuration must be functional
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Specificity
Requirements are as specific as possible and stated affirmatively in the present tense.

Final Blocker Bugs

A bug is considered a Final Blocker Bug if any of the following criteria are met:

  • A bug in a Critical Path (see critpath.txt) package that:
    • Cannot be fixed with a future rawhide update
    • Has a severity rating of high or greater and no reasonable workaround
  • Bug hinders execution of required Final testplans or dramatically reduces test coverage
  • Bug relates to an unmet Final Release Requirement (see above)
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Blocker Bug
details are less specific and provide general guidance about what bugs are considered blocker bugs. Specific requirements that must be present to release should be explicitly stated in the Release Requirements section

Contingency Plan

  • If all of the Final Release Requirements are not met by 20:00 UTC on the Tuesday one week prior to release day, the release will be delayed by one week so that the Final 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

Confirming Final 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.

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