01:00:03 <jlaska> #startmeeting F-13-Alpha engineering readiness meeting
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01:00:12 <jlaska> #meetingname f-13-alpha-eng-readiness
01:00:13 <zodbot> The meeting name has been set to 'f-13-alpha-eng-readiness'
01:00:25 <jlaska> #topic Waiting for critical mass ...
01:00:37 * Oxf13 
01:00:42 * poelcat 
01:00:54 * adamw gets critical and massy
01:00:55 <jlaska> keep 'em coming ... who else we got?
01:01:03 <jlaska> adamw: no more twinkies!
01:01:35 <jlaska> who will play the role of devel in this feature?
01:01:42 <adamw> let's keep this puppy short, i've got a hockey game to watch!
01:01:52 <jlaska> amen
01:02:27 <jlaska> no notting, shall we proceed without?
01:02:37 <jlaska> or anyone else who can represent?
01:02:41 <Oxf13> I can play the role of notting
01:02:45 <poelcat> yes, if the answer is "let's ship" :)
01:02:49 <jlaska> alrighty!
01:03:02 <jlaska> #info adamw representing QA
01:03:07 <jlaska> #info Oxf13 representing Rel-Eng
01:03:21 <jlaska> #info Oxf13 wearing the notting mask, representing Devel
01:03:42 <jlaska> okay ... basic reminders for folks reading the minutes ...
01:03:44 <jlaska> #topic Why are we here?
01:03:49 <jlaska> #info The purpose is to decide whether the alpha has met the release criteria
01:03:54 <jlaska> #link https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_13_Alpha_Release_Criteria
01:04:09 <jlaska> nice and quick ... any questions before we dive in?
01:04:19 <adamw> also note that major british tech news sites apparently monitor our meetings for news bites
01:04:26 <adamw> so absolutely no jokes about liquor! looking at you oxf13
01:04:30 <adamw> :P
01:04:42 * Oxf13 caps his bottle
01:04:48 * jlaska debates and #agreed
01:04:55 <jlaska> alright ... sound the trumpets
01:04:57 <jlaska> #topic Go or No Go?
01:05:10 <jlaska> adamw: how are we looking on the Alpha criteria?
01:05:33 <adamw> basically okay
01:06:01 <jlaska> that doesn't sound encouraging
01:06:09 <adamw> the only bug blocking alpha is https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=567346
01:06:17 <jlaska> .bug 567346
01:06:21 <zodbot> jlaska: Bug 567346 gpk-update-viewer does not display changelogs nor updates packages - https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=567346
01:06:21 <adamw> but we have decided it's okay as it has a usable workaround, so we should take it off the list
01:06:45 <adamw> aside from that all we know of are a couple of 'oh, it would be nice to get that in' bugs, but nothing else that breaks the criteria.
01:07:24 <adamw> we have one 'failure' in the rc4 install validation tests, rhe's https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=568706
01:07:36 <skvidal> adamw: If it would help I can pull and build a new yum for f13 with JUST that patch added to it
01:07:40 <adamw> but that seems to be a false alarm
01:08:00 <jlaska> adamw: that was my next question, how much of the planned testing has been completed?
01:08:04 <adamw> skvidal: no, the problem is we'd have to respin and revalidate all images, which we don't want to do unless we ERALLY have to
01:08:13 <skvidal> adamw: understood
01:08:15 <adamw> all desktop and install validation tests for alpha point have been run
01:08:36 <jlaska> #info all desktop and install validation tests for alpha point have been run
01:08:52 <jlaska> #info only bug blocking alpha is https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=567346 - we have decided it's okay as it has a usable workaround, so we should take it off the list
01:08:56 <Oxf13> adamw: that 'failure' is pilot error
01:09:07 <adamw> yep
01:09:18 <Oxf13> adamw: they started the install with one set of images, and sucked down a different set to complete the install, which... *boom*
01:10:38 <adamw> rhe logged a couple of errors for the Ext4OnNativeDevice test as well, but these are not actually failing the criteria (only if you just couldn't get any kind of ext4-on-hard disk installation done would that be the case)
01:10:58 <adamw> those are https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=568219 and https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=567576 , I believe those have been discussed and decided not to be blockers
01:11:00 <adamw> hey rhe
01:11:36 <adamw> aside from that, all validation tests are OK. see https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Test_Results:Fedora_13_Alpha_RC4_Install and https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Test_Results:Fedora_13_Alpha_RC4_Desktop
01:11:46 <rhe> adamw meeting time?
01:11:51 <jlaska> rhe: welcome :)
01:12:06 <adamw> rhe: yup, we're in it
01:12:23 <rhe> jlaska adamw okay
01:13:00 <adamw> so, yeah, summary, we're pretty confident with the test coverage that rc4 meets the criteria and can be shipped
01:13:09 <juhp> silly question but: do we have boot.iso?
01:13:10 <jlaska> #action Decided that bug#567346 can be removed from F13Alpha
01:13:12 <adamw> rhe or jlaska, anything I missed?
01:14:34 <adamw> oh, yeah. we did discuss a KDE issue
01:14:38 <Oxf13> juhp: yes
01:14:43 <adamw> the kpackagekit in RC4 is totally broken
01:14:46 <juhp> cool
01:14:49 <rhe> I just saw the yum-langpacks issue in the common bugs.
01:14:57 <juhp> oh
01:15:02 <Oxf13> juhp: http://alt.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/stage/13-Alpha.RC4/Fedora/i386/os/images/ and x86_64
01:15:09 <jlaska> #link https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F13_bugs#yum-langpacks
01:15:09 <rhe> I'm still testing it...
01:15:10 <Oxf13> see also the netinst.iso in <arch>/iso/
01:15:10 <juhp> Oxf13: :)
01:15:17 <adamw> so there's no graphical update in KDE out of the box. that would be a criteria-breaker in GNOME but it isn't in KDE, as we mentioned at start of f13 cycle, for f13 at least we will consider desktop criteria as blockers only for the default desktop
01:15:45 <adamw> we did discuss at least doing a respin of just the KDE image with the fixed kpackagekit, but I dunno if naything came of that.
01:15:47 <juhp> Oxf13: great - just didn't see them in the development/13 mirrors :)
01:15:58 <Oxf13> that's because I need to fix something there
01:16:04 <Oxf13> there should be a boot.iso tomorrow
01:16:37 <juhp> cool
01:16:44 <jlaska> #idea should KDE Live image be respun to address kpackagekit issue?
01:17:09 <adamw> i mean, personally i'd say what the hell, let
01:17:11 <adamw> let's do it
01:17:18 <Oxf13> jlaska: makes pointing to appropriate source more difficult
01:17:23 <adamw> but it's not a huuuuge deal either way.
01:17:33 <Oxf13> also, if we're that concerned, they could use the nightly live image
01:17:39 <Oxf13> which is well beyond this point anyway
01:18:05 <jlaska> I don't have any skin in that game
01:18:06 <juhp> hmm the yum-langpacks thing looks annoying - dunno if it is a considered a blocker
01:18:17 <Oxf13> juhp: it's not
01:18:21 <juhp> ok
01:18:27 <jlaska> juhp: we discussed earlier, I'll update the bug shortly
01:18:38 <juhp> I see - sorry
01:18:45 <jlaska> okay, so adamw can I summarize with a go from QA?
01:18:58 <adamw> yeah, that's the summary
01:19:20 <jlaska> alrighty ... rhe + adamw nice work gang pushing through those test plans
01:19:32 <jlaska> Oxf13: what's the verdict from the Rel-eng front?
01:20:04 <Oxf13> releng is good to go
01:20:11 <Oxf13> there is a matter of source iso sizes
01:20:20 <Oxf13> our sources have... ballooned quite badly
01:20:49 <Oxf13> #info source DVD is 5.0G
01:21:03 <jlaska> Oxf13: dumb question, we provide source ISO's for Alpha|Beta?
01:21:03 <Oxf13> which leads to there being 8 source CDs
01:21:17 <juhp> sweet
01:21:19 <Oxf13> jlaska: yes, we provide binary isos, so generally we have to provide source isos
01:21:45 <Oxf13> particularly since our compose was a mix of a /mnt/koji/mash repo and a side repo
01:21:57 <jlaska> Oxf13: there's nothing in our plan to check those sizes ... if you want that included, we can take that up after the meeting?
01:22:11 <Oxf13> sure.  I'm not sure what to do for F13 though
01:22:20 <Oxf13> we just have some huge source archives which lead to less huge binaries
01:22:28 <Oxf13> certainly not a show stopper
01:22:49 <Oxf13> I've got the live images we're producing made and gpg signed, and I'm staging things to torrent right now
01:22:57 <Oxf13> so releng is in good shape to have things ready for the mirrors tomorrow
01:23:02 <Oxf13> plenty of time for a Tuesday release
01:23:05 <jlaska> Oxf13: is the image size something to consider for Final?
01:23:24 <Oxf13> jlaska: yea, and whether or not we want to continue making a source DVD vs just source split CDs
01:23:32 <Oxf13> or just referencing a source repo
01:23:47 <Oxf13> that's going to involve spot and legal I think
01:24:01 <jlaska> #idea need to determine how to handle source ISO's for F-13-Final
01:24:16 <jlaska> alrighty ... howabout our acting notting *cough* Oxf13?
01:24:27 <jlaska> any issues/concerns on the devel front?
01:24:55 <Oxf13> as notting, I'd say we've met our criteria, and have ok work arounds for what we haven't met
01:25:04 <Oxf13> so notting would see no reason not to go
01:25:15 <jlaska> #action several remaining CommonBugs? needing documentation
01:25:29 <jlaska> excellent, thank you notting :)
01:25:34 <jlaska> I think it's time for an #agreed
01:26:09 <jlaska> #agreed QA + Rel-Eng + Devel* agreed to proceed with releasing F-13-Alpha-RC4 as the Alpha
01:26:32 <jlaska> time to review next steps?
01:26:38 <jlaska> #topic What's next?
01:27:35 <adamw> party!
01:27:36 <jlaska> adamw, can I borrow some of your CommonBugs mastery to clear out CommonBugs? by Monday?
01:27:47 <adamw> yeah, i'll be working on it, don't worry
01:28:20 <jlaska> there's one or two install issues on the list, I'm happy to grab those
01:28:44 <jlaska> #action adamw + jlaska to document remaining CommonBugs? issues
01:29:06 <jlaska> howabout on the email/announce front ... poelcat Oxf13, what needs to happen there?
01:30:06 <Oxf13> that generally gets done by somebody
01:30:20 <Oxf13> I am trying ot remember if docs took over doing it for alpha as well, or if I still do that
01:30:25 <Oxf13> somethign we cover on the release readiness meeting
01:30:37 * poelcat thought QA coordinated w/ docs
01:31:02 <jlaska> heh, doh!  adamw did you handle that last time?
01:31:17 * poelcat has to run... anything for me?
01:31:52 <jlaska> poelcat: I don't believe so ... last item I've got is just making sure someone is on staging (and I'm pretty confident Oxf13 is on top of that)
01:32:06 <Oxf13> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_12_Alpha_Announcement
01:32:10 <Oxf13> that happened last time
01:32:21 <adamw> i didn't do any announcing last time
01:32:22 <jlaska> Oxf13: poelcat: for announcement, I meant regarding the decision here
01:32:25 <poelcat> docs handsle announcement
01:32:35 <jlaska> iirc, that announcement is done by docs and coordinated in tomorrows meeting
01:33:02 <poelcat> jlaska: oh i think the SOP says where the decision is supposed to go
01:33:08 <jlaska> I'll send out the meeting minutes to devel-announce@ test-announce@ and logistics@
01:33:17 <jlaska> any objections?
01:33:26 <Oxf13> none here
01:33:34 <jlaska> #action jlaska - send out the meeting minutes to devel-announce@ test-announce@ and logistics@
01:33:47 <jlaska> okay ... staging ... Oxf13 anything to track there?
01:34:01 <Oxf13> staging is proceeding
01:34:16 <Oxf13> #info expect to be fully staged for mirrors by tomorrow
01:34:28 * jlaska sends a thank you for using #info :)
01:34:39 <jlaska> alright gang ...
01:34:45 <jlaska> #topic Open Discussion
01:34:58 <jlaska> anything else to discuss while we're all here?
01:35:06 <jlaska> or should we let adamw go watch hockey?
01:35:16 <Oxf13> go, be a hoser
01:36:33 <jlaska> alright, thanks everyone.  Kudos all around for working towards those Alpha release criteria
01:36:45 <jlaska> #endmeeting