It’s time to start thinking about Test Days for Fedora Linux 37. A Test Day is an event aimed getting together interested users and developers to test a specific feature or area of the distribution. You can run a Test Day on just about anything for which it would be useful to do some fairly focused testing in ‘real time’ with a group of testers; it doesn’t have to be code. For instance, we often run Test Days for l10n/i18n topics. For more information on Test Days, see the wiki.

Proposing a Test Day

Anyone who wants to can host their own Test Day, or you can request that the QA group helps you out with organization or any combination of the two. To propose a Test Day, file a ticket in the fedora-qa repo. (See #624 for an example.) For instructions on hosting a Test Day, see the SOP in the wiki.

You can see the schedule in the fedora-qa repo. There are many slots open right now. Consider the development schedule, though, in deciding when you want to run your Test Day. For some topics you may want to avoid the time before the Beta release or the Final Freeze.

We normally aim to schedule Test Days on Thursdays; however, if you want to run a series of related Test Days, it’s often a good idea to do something like Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday of the same week (this is how we usually run the X Test Week, for instance). If all the Thursday slots fill up but more people want to run Test Days, we will open up Tuesday slots as overflows. And finally, if you really want to run a Test Day in a specific time frame due to the development schedule, but the Thursday slot for that week is full, we can add a slot on another day. We’re flexible! Just put in your ticket the date or time frame you’d like, and we’ll figure it out from there.

Accepted Test Days

If you don’t want to run your own Test Day, but you are willing to help with another, feel free to join one or more of already accepted Test Days (dates to be announced later):

  • GNOME Test Day
  • i18n Test Day
  • Kernel Test Week(s)
  • Upgrade Test Day
  • IoT Test Week
  • Cloud Test Day
  • Fedora CoreOS Test Week

And don’t be afraid, there are a lot of more slots available for your own Test Day!

If you have any questions about the Test Day process, please don’t hesitate to contact me or any member of the Fedora QA team on the test list in #fedora-qa on IRC.