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Re: Draft of announcement to linux-kernel
Nathan Straz wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 08, 2000 at 11:35:43AM -0500, Aaron Laffin wrote:
> > Nathan Straz wrote:
> > >
> > > Subject: [ANNC] Linux Test Project
> > >
> > > SGI would like to announce the Linux Test Project. The goal of this
> > > project is to create a formal automated test suite for the Linux
> > > kernel.
> > I think we need to be careful in our wording here. I think something
> > more along the lines of "...is to create a formal testing project for
> > the linux kernel." I want to be sure that we don't constrain the goals
> > of the project to what our group has in mind. I'd rather hash it out as
> Our goal isn't to create the project. We ARE creating the project.
> Keeping the project alive is an implicit goal. Maybe ".. a formalized
> testing system .." would be generic enough. We can always expand our
> goals once we get closer to them.
Ok, I like that wording. In regard to goals, I think that is what I was
getting at. We want automated regression testing, but we don't want to
constrain our goals to that point yet.
> > part of the project. We als want to be sure that we don't in any way
> > imply that we want to be a required rubber stamp or something along that
> > line for Linus to release a kernel. I think for now, within x hours of
> What part do you think implied that we wanted to be a required part of
> the kernel process? I'm trying to position the project as an extension
> of peer review rather than as a core part of the kernel process. I'll
> let Linus decide if it becomes a "rubber stamp."
Ok, I guess I was reading too much into the language you used. The new
generic language eliminates any implicaiton I thought there was.
> Nate Straz
> Linux Test Project http://oss.sgi.com/projects/ltp/
Silicon Graphics, Inc. OS Test Development
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