[Sugar-devel] [SoaS] Help testing new sugar packages in F14
garycmartin at googlemail.com
Thu Aug 19 11:22:05 EDT 2010
On 18 Aug 2010, at 18:22, Gary Martin wrote:
> On 18 Aug 2010, at 16:55, Simon Schampijer wrote:
>> On 08/18/2010 11:52 AM, Simon Schampijer wrote:
>>> to get the new Sugar release 0.90  into shape and make it a stable
>>> release we want people to test the nightly Soas snapshots . In order
>>> to get the new packaged tarballs into those builds they have to meet
>>> certain criteria first , hence we need people testing them.
>>> You can simply do this by getting the rpms from koji and install them
>>> into your latest soas snapshot and restart Sugar. What I do in short is:
>>> - open the Browse activity and go to http://koji.fedoraproject.org
>>> - search for the package (sugar, sugar-toolkit...)
>>> - click on the latest F14 version and then right-click on the download
>>> option of the 'noarch' rpm and choose 'copy link' from the palette (if
>>> you download directly it is stored in the Journal)
>>> - then open the terminal activity log in as root and you can copy in the
>>> address here using ctrl+shift+v or the edit tab in the toolbar
>>> - the command for updating the rpm is: 'rpm -U [name of rpm]'
>>> Once you tested the package you can comment on bodhi  about your
>>> findings and give karma points. If you have not done so yet, you should
>>> create a Fedora account , so your comments have a higher value.
>>> Why not start today? Here are some packages that would need your testing
>>>  . Btw, there will be a Fedora testing day  this Thursday and
>>> we want to give a go on Sugar, too. More info to come.
>>> If you have questions please feel free to ask. I am as well on irc
>>> #sugar most of the day.
>>>  http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/0.90/Roadmap#Schedule
>>>  http://alt.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/nightly-composes/soas/
>>>  https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Package_update_acceptance_criteria
>>>  https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates
>>>  https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-qa/ticket/108
>> Actually, you can use as well the updates testing repository to test new
>> rpms. Completely forgot about that.
>> yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update sugar sugar-toolkit...
>> And Bernie pointed out that fedora-easy-karma  can be used for people
>> who do not like to use web interfaces.
>> Gary pointed out that he has issues running the latest snapshot under
>> virtualization (Virtual Box) does not work for him (black screen). If
>> anybody has an idea...
> Just to confirm, I just tested again with the latest soas-x86_64-20100817.16.iso image and it is still showing a black screen at the point it should be showing X. It's not a lockup or a failed boot process, looks just to be that something display related in F14 and VirtualBox are not happy with each other yet (been happily using F13 VB VMs for some time). You can send the F14 VM the shutdown signal and it will gracefully shut its self down again. I also tested with various vga boot parameters incase it was resolution related, but all end up at black (800x600, 1024x768, 1600x1200).
Just wanted to confirm that I have success in testing the above image soas-x86_64-20100817.16.iso in Parallels Desktop v5 (build 5.0.9344) for Mac. Unfortunately Parallels is a commercial product, but it does point to Oracle VirtualBox (v3.2.8 r64453) having some specific issue display with F14 at the moment.
>>  http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_Easy_Karma
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