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Fedora 26 Upgrade Test Day 2017-06-30

Friday, 2017-06-30, is the Fedora 26 Upgrade Test Day! As part of this planned Change for Fedora 26, we need your help to test if everything runs smoothly!

Why Upgrade Test Day?

As we approach the Final Release date for Fedora 26. Most users will be upgrading to Fedora 26 and this test day will help us understand if everything is
working perfectly. This test day will cover both a Gnome graphical upgrade and an upgrade done using DNF .

We need your help!

All the instructions are on the wiki page, so please read through and come help us test! As always, the event will be in #fedora-test-day on Freenode IRC.

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Test Days: Internationalization (i18n) features of Fedora 26

All this week, we will be testing for  i18n features in Fedora 26. Those are as follows:

  • Fontconfig Cache – The fontconfig cache files are placed onto /var/cache/fontconfig now. this seems incompatible with the ostree model. so this is a proposal to move it to /usr/lib/fontconfig/cache.
  • Libpinyin 2.0 Now libpinyin provides 1-3 sentence candidates instead of one sentence candidate, which will greatly improve the guessed sentence correction rate.
There has been further improvements in features introduced in previous versions of Fedora those are as follows:
  • Emoji typing – In the computing world, it’s rare to have person not know about emoji. Before, it was difficult to type  emoji in Fedora. Now, we have an emoji typing feature in Fedora 26.
  • Unicode 9.0 – With each release, Unicode introduces new characters and scripts to its encoding standard. We have a good number of additions in Unicode 9.0. Important libraries are updated to get the new additions into Fedora.
  • IBus typing booster Multilingual support – IBus typing booster started providing multilingual support (typing more than one language using single IME – no need to switch).

Other than this, we also need to make sure all other languages works well specifically input, output, storage and printing.

How to participate

Most of the information is available on the Test Day wiki page. In case of doubts, feel free to send an email to the testing team mailing list.

Though it is a test day, we normally keep it on for the whole week. If you don’t have time tomorrow, feel free to complete it in the coming few days and upload your test results.

Let’s test and make sure this works well for our users!

DNF 2.0 Test Day: 2017-05-09

Tuesday, 2017-05-09, is the DNF 2.0 Test Day! As part of this planned Change for Fedora 26, we need your help to test DNF 2.0!

Why test DNF 2.0?

DNF-2 is the upstream DNF version, the only version actively developed. Currently the upstream contains many user requested features, increased compatibility with yum and over 30 bug fixes. To DNF-1 back porting of patches from upstream is difficult and only critical security and usability fixes will be cherry-picked to Fedora.

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Anaconda BlivetGUI Test Day report

I just wanted to pitch in the test day report for Anaconda BlivetGUI Test Day. It was a huge success and we had about 28 testers (many new faces).

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Fedora Media Writer Test Day: 2017-04-20

Thursday, 2017-04-20, is the Fedora Media Writer Test Day! As part of this planned Change for Fedora 26, we need your help to test Fedora Media Writer!

Why test Fedora Media Writer?

Today’s installment of Fedora Test Day will focus on Fedora Media Writer. Fedora Media Writer, is used for creating bootable flashdrives on different operating systems and architectures. The tool is intended to be provided as the primary download option for Fedora 25, with the aim of lowering the barrier for potential users to try and install Fedora. In this test day, we aim to test both Fedora 25 and Fedora 26 Pre-Release boot-media creation on Windows, OS X, and Fedora, specifically targeting creation of ARM-bootable media.

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Fedora at Technologix 2017

On 16th March’17, Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering (SJCE), Mysore invited Red Hat to be the part of there ongoing CSI fest, Technologix. Red Hat was the premium sponsor of the fest. The event was a success with fresh energy. Most of the students were sophomores and were aware about Fedora, Linux and open source.

Four speakers, including me, decided to go and talk about different technologies used at Red Hat extensively. We traveled from Bangalore to Mysore in a car, with made the journey more exciting. It took us nearly 3.5 hours to reach our destination. On reaching there, Vishnupriya, a student from SJCE, welcomed us and guided us to the guest rooms.

The session started at 2:30 pm with about 150-200 students waiting to learn about technologies used in industry. The CSI members welcomed us with flower bouquet and inspiring words.

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Anaconda BlivetGUI Test Day: 2017-04-06

BlivetGUI inside of the Fedora Anaconda installer

BlivetGUI option inside of the Fedora Anaconda installer

Thursday, 2017-04-06, is the Anaconda BlivetGUI Test Day! As part of this planned Change for Fedora 26, we need your help to test Anaconda BlivetGUI!

Why test BlivetGUI?

We’ll be testing the new, detailed, bottom-up configuration screen that has been long requested by users. Inclusion of blivet-gui into Anaconda finally makes this a reality. On the other hand, it adds a new option without changing the existing advanced storage configuration so users that prefer the top-down configuration can still use it. We hope to see whether it’s working well enough and catch any remaining issues.

We need your help!

All the instructions are on the wiki page, so please read through and come help us test! As always, the event will be in #fedora-test-day on Freenode IRC.

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FOSS Wave: FOSS Camp SJCE in Mysore

A couple of weekends ago, Kanika Murarka and I (Sumantro Mukherjee) went down to the Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering (SJCE) in Mysore, India to give a talk on GitHub and web virtual reality (VR) on their annual open source fest, FOSS Camp.

FOSS Wave visits FOSS Camp: Welcome to FOSS Camp!

Welcome to FOSS Camp!

FOSS Wave visits FOSS Camp: Walking towards the venue

Walking towards the venue

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Test Day: Better Switchable Graphics Support

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016, is the Better Switchable Graphics Support Test Day! As part of this planned Change for Fedora 25, we need your help to test Better Switchable Graphics Support!

Why test Better Switchable Graphics Support?

All modern laptops have a graphics processing unit (GPU) integrated into their processor (the integrated GPU). Some models also have a more powerful, dedicated GPU (dGPU), also called switchable graphics. The goal of this feature is to improve Fedora’s support for such laptops.

We need your help to test Switchable Graphics Support!

All the instructions are on the wiki page, so please read through and come help us test! As always, the event will be in #fedora-test-day on Freenode IRC. Be sure to join us in channel on Thursday!

Wayland By Default Test Day 2016-10-13

Today, Thursday, 2016-10-13, is the Wayland by Default Test Day! As part of this planned Change for Fedora 25, we need your help to test Wayland by Default! Using Wayland instead of X gives a better basis for isolating applications from each other and the rest of the system.

testdaywaylandWhy test Wayland By Default?

Systems using certain graphics hardware or graphics drivers (matrox, qxl) may have problems running the Wayland session. In these (rare) cases, users may have to configure gdm to use X11 (although automatic fallback should work most of the time). If we don’t manage to close all the feature parity gaps entirely, users relying on those features may have to choose the X11-based session.

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