The next Testing Core Team IRC meeting will be Jan. 31, 2011 at 18:00 UTC.
In our meeting, we will be discussing our experiences with 11.4 M6 and discussing bugs that we have encountered..
The QA tests of team member Bernhard Wiedemann are proving to be exceedingly valuable in preventing problems at release time, even though he only tests on the limited hardware of KVM virtual machines. These tests are improving daily. For example, the x86_64 DVD for M6 is too big to fit on a standard DVD. To prevent such an event in the future, Bernhard has added a check that will fail any future build that exceeds the limit.
It is extremely important to test M6 so that as many bugs as possible are found and fixed before the GM comes out in March. Remember that your hardware may have problems not seen by other testers. Unless you find such bugs and file a report on them, they may not be fixed by March.