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Re: future f12 test days

On Thu, 2009-04-02 at 11:29 -0400, Paul W. Frields wrote:
> > c) make the test cases as automated as possible. Offer sending smolt
> > profile (smoltGUI) and run test cases directly from the desktop.
> Also We
> > should add a link (or the document itself) about how to test what
> and
> > why to the desktop. If it's possible for the test generated results
> > should also be posted automagically to the results page, or, if
> tests
> > fail, bug reports could be created by bugbuddy.
> Not sure if bugbuddy adds any heft to the Live images.  Regardless
> though, I actually was talking to James Laska about this just the
> other day.  The easier the community uptake, the more people can dive
> in and get involved.
> I've found the Live images really helped me.  I don't tend to have a
> lot of time to devote to testing, yet I was able to successfully
> run some tests and generate a few bug reports for the Nouveau test
> day.  It was a great experience and I'd like as many other people to
> enjoy it as possible.

Paul and I exchanged some good ideas here.  Thanks to the livecd-tools
[1] and spin-kickstarts [2] projects, the creation of Test Day live
images isn't tremendously difficult.

My apologies for not recalling the name, but a fellow tester posted a
comment in fedora planet recently suggesting this very idea ... that the
live image come with some pointers or instructions for the current test
day.  This is a great idea.

I'd like to not have to constantly edit the kickstart file used to
generate the live image.  Can folks think of a good way so that with a
little shell/python/$lang we can use the same kickstart file to produce
a live image that has ...

      * the Test Day starts as the firefox homepage
      * Or ... the firefox home page finds the most *current* test day
      * Create a .desktop file when clicked, "Join Test Day IRC
      * I know it's a live image, but should we enable kexec/kdump to
        easily capture kernel panics?

What do folks think?


[1] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraLiveCD
[2] https://fedorahosted.org/spin-kickstarts/

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