[CentOS-devel] QA accessibility

Mon Sep 14 13:50:25 UTC 2009
Phil Schaffner <Philip.R.Schaffner at NASA.gov>

A message on centos-users has raised a question in my mind about the 
openness of the QA process.  I'm pretty sure that there is no desire to 
greatly expand the QA team, but on the other hand a few more serious QA 
testers might be worthwhile.  I started to reply to the message below 
with a link to an announcement of opportunity to join the QA team from 
the centos-devel list, and possibly to add a bit to the "Contribute" 
page, but decided it might be better to bounce the idea around here instead.

Announcement on CentOS-devel:
> [CentOS-devel] CentOS 5 Beta Initial Test Release
> Lance Davis lance at uklinux.net
> Wed Feb 21 13:14:16 UTC 2007
> We are about to release an initial internal test release of CentOS 5 beta 
> to our qa team.
> If folks here want to be a part of that test they need to join the 
> centos-qa list (http://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos-qa) and 
> send a message to this list (centos-devel) saying that 
> they would like to be a part of the qa process and join the qa team, 
> with details of relevant experience if you are not known to the core 
> developers.
> Membership of the centos-qa list will then be approved.
> Lance
> --
> uklinux.net -
> The ISP of choice for the discerning Linux user.


Proposed addition to Contribute:
"Testing of new releases is done by the CentOS Quality Assurance (QA) 
team.  People interested in helping with QA should first join the 
[http://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos-devel CentOS 
Developer's list] and 
[http://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos-qa CentOS QA list] and
send a message to mailto:CentOS-devel at centos.org, with details of 
relevant experience if not already known to the core developers, saying 
that they would like to join the QA team."

I notice that the QA list is not on the CentOS list of lists.  Not sure 
if this is by design, or has just been overlooked.



-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [CentOS] Centos 5.4 'prerelease-access' - is there such a thing?
Date: Sat, 12 Sep 2009 08:22:17 -0500
From: Peter l Jakobi <lists at kefk.oa.shuttle.de>
Reply-To: CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org>
To: centos at centos.org <centos at centos.org>


excluding  the  Frankengrade  from CENTOS5.3 to upstream  RHEL5.4,  is
there are procedure / repository access / nightly builds / ... to what
will be CENTOS 5.4?

URLs? Howtos? Discussion threads or notes?

I  checked  help, wiki and forums and google, but came up empty.

Of  course, this kind of use is depending on the way the new  upstream
RHEL  sources are processed, so maybe there won't be a complete set of
packages  at all until maybe one or two weeks before the release.  But
again I got no lucky search hits for this kind of internals either.

I'll  gladly collect and summarize for a (hopefully easier  locatable)
wiki-page to be :).


Peter l Jakobi
lists at kefk.oa.shuttle.de