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Re: Volunteers needed -- Automated Image Testing for flavors
On 07/29/2015 04:01 PM, Nicholas Skaggs wrote:
Greetings everyone! I wanted to share some news about a renewed effort
to restore automated installer testing of ubiquity using the daily
images generated by cdimage. Up until last cycle, the images were
being test automatically via a series of autopilot tests, written
originally by the community (kudos to you Dan!). It was noticed the
tests didn't run this cycle, and wxl accordingly filed an RT;
https://rt.ubuntu.com/Ticket/Display.html?id=26570. In short, as part
of some datacenter shuffling, we learned it's no longer possible for
CI to run or maintain the tests. They recommended we host and run them
ourselves as a community.
Thanks to everyone who expressed an interest! I've created a document
that will help answer your questions about what we are trying to do, and
perhaps generate some more. http://bit.ly/1IO103i
<http://t.co/Rj0w6yQefI>. Please leave your feedback and ideas inside
With the directions from CI in hand, I initially asked DanChapman and
dkessel to investigate setting up a jenkins to run these tests. But
they need your help! The autopilot tests for ubiquity have a few bugs
that need solving. You can see them here:
To help solve these bugs or to learn more, check out this document:
It will guide you through running the tests yourself locally. You
should be able to replicate the tests following those instructions.
From there, patches and comments on the bugs would be most welcome (as
would additional bug reports should you find them).
Even with the tests working, however, we still need to setup a jenkins
to run them. We'll also need to maintain this server. Anyone with
experience or desire in this area? Ideas for reporting results (on the
isotracker for instance) also need to be explored. This is likely to
involve some python, and potentially some web work. Is anyone interested?
If you have some technical skills and want to help out, please do get
in touch with myself, DanChapman or dkessel. The goal behind this
effort is to see these tests be useful again this cycle for image
testing and lowering the burden for manual testers.
In addition, for all those who are able and want to help out, we'll be
having a meeting tomorrow, July 31st, at 1900 UTC in #ubuntu-quality on
freenode. We'll go over the document, and finalize the plan of work.
We'll also start to divvy up the needed tasks and pick a good day and
time for future meetings as needed. If you miss the first one, don't
worry, stay involved.
You can join the channel easily via webchat;
I hope to see you there!