Automate testing from -proposed

Brad Figg brad.figg at
Mon Aug 2 14:27:43 UTC 2010

On 07/30/2010 09:46 AM, Leann Ogasawara wrote:
> Hi All,
> A discussion regarding testing packages in the -proposed pocket has
> recently come up.  Obviously our own personal interest lies with testing
> of the kernels which land in -proposed before they are promoted to
> -updates.  Below is an initial summary of requirements that need to be
> resolved as well as some follow up questions which have been raised.
> Initial list of requirements from QA Team (ie Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre):
>   * an infrastructure to support adding these special tasks to the
> installation preseed, in other words what will add the repository and
> install/upgrade packages (mostly done)
>   * a tracker to kick-start installations once new packages are found in
> -proposed
>   * a way to display the fact, on the certification website, that testing
> was done on a release image (or point-release image), with additional
> packages from proposed, and *which* additional packages
> So far, the tracker and display changes have not been started yet. This
> is all development on the hardware certification side of things.
> Our comments/concerns from a kernel point of view are as follows:
>   * Are the above requirements blocking current testing of packages in
> -proposed?  It seems QA could/should be testing every kernel uploaded to
> -proposed already, even if it needs to be done manually until the
> automation is in place.
>   * How long is it going to take for the infrastructure to be completed
> to an extent where you/we can start using it?
>   * When will QA start on the tracker / display changes and what is an
> estimate for having them completed?
>   * What constitutes the set of automated tests that are currently being
> run?
>   * Where can we expect to view test results and what permissions will we
> need to access the results?
> I think this summarizes the current discussion up to now.  Please feel
> free to add anything I've missed or raise any additional questions.
> Thanks,
> Leann

I think we (the kernel team) would like to get a specific date from QA
when this testing will start. The results could be email posted to this
list or something else. We just want this to get going as soon as

Brad Figg brad.figg at

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