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Installation test is a very important service offered by the [[QA]] team.  It provides coordinated and focused testing of official Fedora installation media prior to a release milestone (e.g. Alpha or Beta).  This page describes the steps involved when coordinating an installation test event.  For any concerns, please contact the [[QA]] group.
 
  
=Set a date for install test =
 
Install test date is always set to some day before milestone release (Beta,Preview,etc...).So it's necessary to prepare it a few weeks before milestone release day.The milestone release day of fedora 12,please see at:[[ Releases/12/Schedule ]. In general,we organize install test one or two weeks before milestone release. Install test set to the day when:
 
*Some day one or two weeks before milestone release day.
 
*DVD/CD/LiveCD images for download is available.
 
*The time should not conflict with other important events of fedora.
 
 
=Create test result page=
 
Test result page is used to gather test result of installation against Fedora 12 Release Candidate builds.This page mainly includes test cases which are required to execute in this test and tables to gather test result. The [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Category:Fedora_11_Test_Results f11 install test result] page contains previous test result page.Testers should choose some test cases which match their environment from this page to test and add result to corresponding table.
 
create a test result page is not that difficult according to existing template.For fedora 12 ,[https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Posting_Install_Test_Results here is the guide] to create a test result page according to [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Fedora_12_Install_Results_Template F12 test result template]
 
 
=Announce install test  =
 
Currently,we mainly announce install test in [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-test-list fedora mailing list]
 
The announcement mail should provide enough information for testers.Some essential information related to test is necessary.Having these contents will be better:
 
 
*Introduction of this test event(Date,what to test,known bugs,etc...).
 
*What test cases need to execute.
 
*Download address of DVD/CD/LiveCD images
 
*How and where to add test result
 
*Contact information of QA who are available during install test.If encounter issues during test,testers could get help from these QA.
 
 
It would be better to announce this event in mailing list at least 3 days in advance.This could give testers sufficient time to arrange time and prepare environment for test.And sending a mail for reminder the day before is necessary.
 
 
If possible,try to consider timezone ,this will be more convenient for testers from different regions or countries.
 
 
=Provide help during install test=
 
During install test day,lots of people will be involved in test,including experienced users and new comers. Make sure the QA whose contact information was announced to mailing list in this test event are available during install test. These QA will provide guide or help to those who encounter issues.
 
QA should be available at:
 
* IRC: #fedora-qa on irc.freenode.net
 
* Mailing list: [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-test-list fedora-test-list]
 
* Reference of ways to communicate at [[Communicate]]
 
 
=Rearrange test result and give feedback=
 
After test,will get a lot of test results. Some of results were not posted with the unified format.If get time,try to correct them to make the results look clear and orderly. If possible,try to analyze gathered results,give feedback and appreciate the effects from testers in mailing list.
 
 
[[Category:QA SOPs]]
 

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