Hello, On 04/09/2018 03:13 PM, Steve Langasek wrote: <snip /> > The one other value milestone images provide is to give a "known good" image > to install the development release from. We have solved this for Ubuntu > Desktop and Server by having automated tests that gate the promotion of an > image build to "current". I would strongly encourage flavors to collaborate > around this automation, instead of continuing to rely on a heavy-weight > manual test process that leaves the "known good" image stale for weeks at a > time. > > Code for this automation lives here: > > https://code.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-test-case-dev/ubuntu-test-cases/desktop > > If there is interest from flavors in having this image gate, I would be > willing to argue for Canonical hosting of the test infrastructure, as > necessary. > > And if there *isn't* interest from flavors in doing this, well, I also don't > think that should block on that as a reason to carry on with the existing > milestone process, which I think is a very inefficient use of everyone's > time.
I think this is an excellent idea which would be great to look into for the 18.10 cycle. Count Lubuntu in. > So to summarize, I think the right path forward is: > > - discontinue all opt-in milestones for 18.10 and beyond > - implicitly discontinuing the matching milestone freezes > - coordinate a cadence of "testing weeks", organized by the flavor leads > (i.e.: requires no involvement from ubuntu-cdimage or ubuntu-release in > order to drive to success) > - at the flavor teams' discretion, implement automated QA gating of daily > image promotions Great, I think we're on the same page here. :) -- Simon Quigley tsimo...@ubuntu.com tsimonq2 on freenode and OFTC 5C7A BEA2 0F86 3045 9CC8 C8B5 E27F 2CF8 458C 2FA4
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