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Re: Fedora Test Project



Im afraid I also find myself a little bit confused as to how everything all fits together.

There is a description of of testing a la open source here http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Testing and a short discussion of dogtail here http://www.informationweek.com/software/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=188700551&subSection=Open+Source Im presuming testers should really decamp to the mailing lists and forum on 108??

Where it all goes from there im not quite sure!!!!

Is there going to be a coordinated effort to pull all Fedora testing activites on to the 108 site? Are developers going to ask for testers to work with them on the software they develop
Is there going to be a listing of software that requires testing

I note the following from an article at http://www.itjungle.com/tlb/tlb060606-story01.html

Jay Turner, manager of quality engineering at Red Hat, explained in the keynote that Enterprise Linux 4 Update 3 had 1,600 packages, which is comprised of 250,128 unique files and over 63 million lines of code. This code is translated into 15 different languages and is certified to run on seven different processor architectures and with software from over 500 different partners. "Software testing is a difficult proposition," explained Turner. "Open source software testing is extreme." The only way that Red Hat has been able to cope with this broad array of hardware and software--which it claims is the most broad in the world--is to automate certification and testing to a high degree. In fact, during a six-month development, Red Hat runs hundreds to thousands of compatibility tests on tweaked software each night.

So again im presuming tht there is a significant testing effort within Red Hat/Fedora?? How is this all going to be coordinated and managed so that someone somewhere is sitting doing a lot of testing which has the potential to be either duplication or just be lost in the morass!

Any pointers here would be great

Regards

David



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