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Re: tenative timeline for rc1 release (and DebConf)

On Tue, May 18, 2004 at 02:37:52AM -0300, Joey Hess wrote:
> When we're checking out the test candidate, it's essential that we cover
> all arches and as many installation methods as we can. An important
> question is whether too many of our key testers -- folk like Bdale and
> Jeff Bailey -- will be at the conference and so away from their arch
> farms at home. Also we need to know what hardware will be at the
> conference -- i386 will no no problem, but what other arches will be
> covered there?

> I want to have people lined up ahead of time for each architecture who
> will be available to do some testing during both time periods. So please
> make a commitment now if you can.

> (I myself can promise that I will test i386 installs from: usb key (on
> real hardware) and on CD, floppy + network, and floppy + cd (vmware).
> Also 32 mb installs from floppy and from CD. Oh, and 2.6 installs from
> usb key and from CD. I will be unable to test netboot at least during
> the 21-24 may period, and also won't be able to check wireless stuff, or
> obscure i386 hardware. With a total of 7 installs in vmware, it will take
> me approximatly 2 days to do this testing.)

I'd happily work on alpha at DebConf, but I definitely don't have a
portable one that I can bring with.  If someone has an alpha that uses a
serial console and can be connected to a remote power switch, that's
probably a much saner option than trying to bring an alpha down with us
(though of course, that will limit testing to netboot).

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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