It took a week and a half, but I now have Beaker up and running. Hooray! I’ve gone through a few automated regression tests and confirmed that, yes, init(8) does work. Not exactly a stunning result, I know, but that’s not the point.
So now I am busily trying to import all the tests I can get my hands on and run them against FC6 Test2. We’re less than two weeks from the Test3 freeze (see Core/Schedule and I want to be ready to put those release candidate trees through some serious testing.
I’ve come to the conclusion that the full RHTS system, while excellent for Red Hat and RHEL, is not necessarily the best choice for Fedora. Fedora needs something that can be run on individual desktop machines, wherever and whenever. It’s nice to have a tightly controlled cluster of test machines in a lab with power control and all that, but I think the more common use case for Fedora is the individual desktop.
Or am I wrong in that assumption? Are the great, silent majority of Fedora users actually running it on racks of machines in datacenters?
I think I need to do some surveying to find out where our testing should be focused.