8.10 RC ISO testing

Henrik Nilsen Omma henrik at canonical.com
Fri Oct 17 09:43:44 UTC 2008

Hi everyone,

Intrepid is in final freeze and we expect testable images to appear 
Monday or so. As usual we'll be asking everyone on the development and 
QA teams to participate in the image testing to ensure we have good test 

The procedures for testing ISO images and reporting results are 
explained on [1] and the test schedule is on [2]. In short, we start 
with smoke testing the daily ISO images to flush out bugs in the 
installer, CD builds and fresh install instances. We then perform 
comprehensive ISO image testing covering all ISOs, install methods and 
test cases.

As we approach release we may need to redo the images several times and 
are therefore dependant on short turn-around times on testing. The smoke 
testing is already under way in the QA team while for ISO validation 
testing we will require everyone's help.

Test results will be tracked on [3]. Please register if you do not 
already have an account (same login as brainstorm). The tracker also has 
direct links to the candidate images (and appropriate rsync commands) as 
well as links to the test cases for each ISO. Please download images 
ahead of time so you can refresh them quickly with rsync. You may want 
to use the handy download script [4].

If you have any questions about testing or result reporting stop by 
#ubuntu-testing. Happy image testing!


[1] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/ISO/Procedures
[2] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/ISO/Schedule
[3] http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/
[4] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/Isoscript

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