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Re: FUDCon QA Sessions?

On Mon, 2008-06-16 at 11:24 -0400, John Poelstra wrote:
> Hadn't seen anything here http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FUDCon/FUDConF10 
> about testing related sessions at FUDCon and wondered if there was 
> interest in having a few?  (forgive me if someone has posted something 
> like this already).

> I think a lot of good things came out of the anaconda/snake sessions in 
> RDU in January 2008 so would a couple more topics be good for Boston at 
> the end of this week?

Good timing!  See below ...

> As a starting point here are some of the points that came out of the F9 
> postmortem (some of which I think we are already working on):
> 1) Document and reconsider installation testing approach
> 2) Do we need more RHT provided hardware?
> 3) Evaluate "rawhide" as a viable and worthwhile testing target
> 4) Better utilizing Anaconda's ability to install different repos of 
> packages with a known good stage2
> 5) Test plans for other areas besides installation testing
> 6) Expanding testing--larger number number of consistent community testers
> 7) Exposing Fedora 10 Blocker Bugs
>     a) identify earlier and more often
>     b) make blocker bugs more visible to community
> 8) Increase effectiveness of Triage group at identifying blocker bugs
>     a) Provide Training
>     b) Create clearer documentation and guidelines around what types of 
> bugs should be added to blocker bug
>        --make policies broad so as to capture more bugs (err on the side 
> of capturing too many bugs--can always remove)
> 9) Formal tracking of test plans and their execution with greater 
> overall visibility into the process
> 10) Reward contributions from testers
> 11) More involvement of RHEL QE group--testing resources and expertise
> 12) Test/re-test installer issues earlier and more often during release. 
>   This depends on:
>     a) test automation
>     b) installable trees

´╗┐Anyone interested in discussing points 1, 5, 6 and 9, I encourage you
to join a hackfest session I'll be hosting @ FUDCON later this week.
I'm anxious for more feedback/ideas!


 James Laska         -- jlaska redhat com
 Quality Engineering -- Red Hat, Inc.

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