|From:||Adam Williamson <awilliam-AT-redhat.com>|
|To:||Bruno Wolff III <bruno-AT-wolff.to>|
|Subject:||Re: RawhideBlocker [was Re: QA group activities + goals discussion]|
|Date:||Fri, 20 Feb 2009 12:51:19 -0800|
|Cc:||For testers of Fedora Core development releases <fedora-test-list-AT-redhat.com>|
On Fri, 2009-02-20 at 14:43 -0600, Bruno Wolff III wrote: > > We're not really talking about 'normal users' running Rawhide, anyway. > > We're talking about people who are interested in helping improve release > > quality and testing bleeding-edge code, who can at least work a text > > editor from a console, and have the flexibility to understand that > > Rawhide stuff *will* break occasionally and they'll have to work around > > it. > > I think people need to be able to significantly more than use a text > editor. You need to be able to rescue your system when booting fails. > I think you pretty much need to be an amateur sysadm. No, you don't. It's a test system. You blow it away and re-install, if you don't know how to fix it. Usually, also, if the problem is one that affects more than a few people, someone will post a note about what's wrong and how to fix it to the discussion list. Or, they would, if enough people ran Rawhide. :) I'm basing this on experience. Lots of people run Mandriva's development branch. Some of them, frankly, I wouldn't have trusted to edit a text file *at all*. But they seemed to manage to get along. They didn't go away and stop asking dumb questions, anyway. =) > I think going for the vast majority of Packagers might be overly optimistic. > Besides needing sysadm skills, you also need good bandwith. That's a fair point, yeah. But still, I don't think most packagers with decent bandwidth run Rawhide. -- Adam Williamson Fedora QA Community Monkey IRC: adamw | Fedora Talk: adamwill AT fedoraproject DOT org http://www.happyassassin.net -- fedora-test-list mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org To unsubscribe: https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-test-list
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