ISO tracker and HW-certification site merge - overview
Henrik Nilsen Omma
henrik at canonical.com
Wed Jul 30 13:50:52 UTC 2008
At last week's meeting I said I would send out an overview of the work
on merging the Ubuntu ISO tracking and Canonical hardware certification
We had originally decided to do this simply because we wanted to add
automated test case submission to the ISO tracker and because the
tracker site needed a general rewrite. In the meantime the certification
team has joined Ubuntu QA with the general aim of making the testing
work for certification more integrated with the development and release
process, so all the more reason now.
Functionality from the Ubuntu QA ISO tracking site will be
re-implemented in the python/zope codebase of the certification site.
The objective is to leverage the automation tools of the hardware
certification process to do automated reporting of ISO test results,
while retaining the functionality of the current ISO tracking site.
Test results will be submitted from a QA testing tool (based on the
current hwtest tool). This will be available on Live CDs and installed
systems, making it possible to run a range of automated and manual tests
from these environments and upload results, which will then be
automatically updated on the new QA ISO tracking website. The revised
site will be accessible to the ubuntu community (the current
certification site at https://certification.canonical.com/ is for
Canonical and its certification customers only).
The people working on this project include Stéphane Graber, the original
developer of the QA ISO tracking site, as well as David Murphy and Marc
Tardif who have been working on the Canonical certification website and
tools. They are currently in close collaboration to deliver more
automation to the ISO testing process before the beta release of Intrepid.
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