[CentOS-announce] CentOS Test Day, Friday Nov 9th 2012

Mon Nov 5 18:20:19 UTC 2012
Karanbir Singh <kbsingh at centos.org>

Reminder Date: Friday November 9th, 2012
Time: From 5:00 UTC to 23:00 UTC

We would like to invite everyone to come join us in #centos-devel on
irc.freenode.net this Friday Nov 9th, 2012 for a CentOS test day. The
aim of the exercise is to get more people looking at the tests we
already have, running them on their infrastructure and ultimately
joining the effort as contributors.

You will need a machine instance ( either physical machine, or a VPS or
a Cloud Instance or a VM on your machine ); need a VM image ? you can
download one from here as prep :
http://dev.centos.org/centos/test-images/ - being able to connect to the
internet from that machine instance is essential, and as there are quite
a few packages installed / uninstalled / cleaned out - a local CentOS
mirror would be handy if you are on a slow link to the internet.

The tests are mostly written in bash, but you can use any language you
like - just grab yourself a gitorious.org account in advance. Knowledge
of git helps, but isn't necessary.

The test day will run from 05:00 UTC till 23:00 UTC, and there will be a
couple of the CentOS QA guys and people who have contributed to the
tests already, to help you get started and join the effort. We will have
brief, clear instructions on  :
- Getting a copy of the most current tests
- Set them up on your machine instance
- Run the tests
- Feedback results and recommendations
- Templates to write new tests with
- Submission process to contribute new tests
- Instructions on howto run the tests regularly in the future

The Test Day landing page is being setup here :
http://wiki.centos.org/QaWiki/TestDay and will be ready by Wednesday Nov
7th, 2012.

These tests are important : we run then every time there is a new iso,
new image, new updates etc ready to be released by the project. Getting
good and widespread coverage of these tests means that we all end up
getting more trustworthy updates.

See you then!

Karanbir Singh, The CentOS Project
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