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From Umesh Agashe <uaga...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Helper tool / checklist to facilitate RC testing coverage?
Date Mon, 18 Sep 2017 21:41:08 GMT
I think this is a good idea. Having a list documented itself is big plus.
Explicitly listing Required/ Mandatory checks and Optional checks for
release type (e.g. alpha, beta etc) will help too.

On Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 1:10 PM, Andrew Purtell <apurtell@apache.org> wrote:

> I also think it's fair to make allowances for folks who want to test the RC
> but might be short on personal time. So there should be a list of essential
> items (like sigs, sums, shas/tags) and then a list of optional items (ltt,
> pe, itbll, etc.)
>
> On Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 12:52 PM, Stack <stack@duboce.net> wrote:
>
> > On Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 11:49 AM, Misty Stanley-Jones <misty@apache.org>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > I keep feeling like we need a checklist for all the different things
> that
> > > should be tested when people vote on a release candidate. Not everyone
> > > needs to do all the checks, but probably at least someone should be
> doing
> > > each of the following (and maybe things I am forgetting):
> > >
> > > - Binary .tar.gz and .zip extract
> > > - Source .tar.gz and .zip extract
> > > - All md5sums match
> > > - The source .tar.gz matches the hash on the Git repo
> > > - Everything is signed correctly
> > > - The source compiles into exactly the binary
> > > - The source compiles with both OpenJDK and Oracle JDK (?)
> > > - The binaries from the binary .tar.gz and .zip run as expected
> > > - The binaries built from the source .tar.gz and .zip run as expected
> > > - The standard tests all run and pass, with the exception of known
> > flakies
> > > - LTT and PE tools run and look good
> > >
> > >
> > > Would it be helpful to have some kind of dashboard where people could
> > "sign
> > > up" to test different things on that checklist, and maybe to require
> that
> > > all the checks have been done by at least someone before the RC can be
> > > released? Maybe it could be something silly like a Google Form, even.
> Or
> > a
> > > spreadsheet.
> > >
> > > I think it might also be less intimidating for newbies who have never
> > voted
> > > on an RC before (and we really really want as many people as possible
> to
> > > participate in the voting process).
> > >
> > > What do y'all think?
> > >
> > > Misty
> > >
> >
> >
> > Sounds great.
> >
> > St.Ack
> >
> > P.S.Here is a link to an old email that points at a LarsH doc. which
> cribs
> > from an old Dave Wang wiki page that tried to do similar:
> > http://search-hadoop.com/m/HBase/YGbb22RVtnt76g?subj=Re+Releases+tests+
> >
>
>
>
> --
> Best regards,
> Andrew
>
> Words like orphans lost among the crosstalk, meaning torn from truth's
> decrepit hands
>    - A23, Crosstalk
>

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