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Re: [opensuse-testing] New version of publicity announcement for 3rd OBD
  • From: "Bernhard M. Wiedemann" <bernhardout@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2011 15:46:52 +0200
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On 08/15/2011 09:06 PM, Larry Finger wrote:
The Testing Core Team has decided to hold our third Open Bugs Day (OBD)
on Sunday August 21 from 0:00 to 23:59 UTC, despite the unavailability
of a formal release of openSUSE 12.1 MS4.

To ensure that all the testers are using the same code base, we are
making Virtual Machines available on our server. For those people that
wish to test on their own hardware, there will be KDE and Gnome virtual
images, and distribution snapshots available. The virtual images have
been prepared with KVM and tested with VirtualBox.

The purpose of this OBD is to test the open bugs reported for oS 11.4 to
see which of them are still affecting 12.1. As there are over 1300 open
bugs for 11.4, we have a major job to do. If you have any time available
on Sunday, please join us. Use Channel #opensuse-testing on the Freenode
IRC Network. irc:// to get started and
to get the URL for the snapshots and images.

Larry Finger for the openSUSE Testing Core Team


Please send any comments. Larry


From yesterday's Factory Build0211 I have created two VM images that are
1GB compressed and 3.8GB uncompressed:
Root PW is "linux"
The gnome32 image uses LVM
I adapted fstab, initrd and grub/menu.lst to not require virtio and
tested both images with KVM and VirtualBox.

After downloading you can do
xz -cd $img.xz > $img

qemu-kvm -net user -net nic,model=virtio,macaddr=52:54:00:56:34:12 \
-drive file=$img,if=virtio,boot=on -m 1000 -usb -usbdevice tablet \
-monitor stdio -redir tcp:2222::22 -soundhw ac97

I did not try if VMware works.

I also snapshotted the Factory Build0211 repo to

but chances are that the fix for goes into Factory
this week which could allow for a new factory-tested snapshot.

Bernhard M.
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