[RFC] Proposal to change the structure of the website view/download areas and handling of "testing" releases

Jeremy Utley jeremy at jutley.org
Mon May 17 18:23:55 PDT 2004


On Mon, May 17, 2004 at 07:17:41PM +0200, Jeroen Coumans wrote:
> Kevin P. Fleming said the following on 17-05-2004 19:06:
> 
> >With all that said though, if we do start to create "dated testing 
> >snapshots", render them and put up news items about them, then people 
> >can still do most of what I was hoping for. We just need to get someone 
> >(Matt?) to decide if this is the right policy to follow for the next 
> >round of testing and decree that :-)
> 
> 
> Yes, the problems you signalled are also because we have no real testing 
> procedures or instructions yet. Is it unreasonable to ask for ALFS 
> profiles with each pre release? It would be great to provide those, 
> together with clear instructions on each release; it would simplify the 
> test process and hopefully attract more testers.

And if we're going to start forcing anyone who does testing for the book to
use nALFS, we really need better documentation on that tool.  I'm starting
to use it for the first time since aroudn the LFS 3 area (when Neven still 
maintained it on his own), and the documentation is lacking a lot.

> 
> And with 5.1 out, we should have more free time to work out these 
> issues. That's a job for the testing team, though :-)



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