Proposal: linaro-testdrive script...

Jamie Bennett jamie.bennett at linaro.org
Thu Sep 30 12:27:56 UTC 2010


On Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 09:42:27AM +0300, Amit Kucheria wrote:
> The problem, IMO, is that these are scattered all over the place and
> there are too many variations as we add new support. So the
> documentation will always be out of date.
> 
> Here is an example:
> 
> I find out that snapshots.linaro.org provides dailies. But I want to
> test the official beta. Where are the milestone releases?
> Ok, lets go to wiki.linaro.org, click on Developer, scroll down to the
> bottom, click on Beta milestone, find nothing there, come back, click
> on Releases/1011/Beta
>    Scenario 1: only Beagleboard and Versatile express images listed
> there. Hmm, i thought we supported IGEPv2 as well. Abort. (Obviously,
> I don't read the NEWS section)
>    Scenario 2: I want to test my i.MX51 Babbage board, doesn't seem to
> be supported easily. Abort (I read NEWS, but have no clue how to
> modify the image)
>    Scenario 3: I want to test my beagleboard. Takes me to a completely
> different website (releases.linaro.org)

The solution to the use cases you describe above should now be:

 * Go to http://wiki.linaro.org
 * Click the Developers link
 * Read a couple of paragraphs, especially the "Obtaining and Testing
 Linaro Images" section.
 * Choose whether you want to test daily builds:
  * http://wiki.linaro.org/Releases/DailyBuilds
 * Milestone builds:
  * http://wiki.linaro.org/Releases/MilestoneBuilds
 * Or the official releases:
  * http://wiki.linaro.org/Releases/OfficalReleases

These pages show (in graphical format) how to obtain, install and test
the images. There are links off to the various pages that make sense
where appropriate. We could extend the pages by having explicit sections
on exactly how to install on a particular platform, but these sections
would grow as more and more platforms are supported. I don't have a
problem with that but I would hope that linaro-media-create can handle
board specifics so we don't have to document them.

Take a look. Is this any better? How can it be improved?

> Regards,
> Amit

Regards,
Jamie.



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