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All articles in this category are related to Quality Assurance (QA) in the Fedora Project.

Fedora Activity Day, Bangalore 2017

The Fedora Activity Day (FAD) is a regional event (either one-day or multi-day) that allows Fedora contributors to gather together in order to work on specific tasks related to the Fedora Project.

FAD in Bangalore

On February 25th 2017, a FAD was conducted in one of the admirable university of Bangalore: University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE). It was not a typical “hackathon” or “DocSprint” but a series of productive and interactive sessions on different tools.

Fedora Activity Day, Bangalore 2017

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Heroes of Fedora (HoF) – F25 Final

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Today’s post concerns Fedora 25 Final!

Welcome to the final Heroes of Fedora post concerning Fedora 25! The purpose of this post is to share the results of who-did-what in Fedora testing for the Fedora 25 Final release. Below you’ll find stats on Bodhi updates, nightly validation testing, and Bugzilla reports. Let’s get started!

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Heroes of Fedora (HoF) – F25 Beta

This installment of the Heroes of Fedora series will focus on work done on Fedora 25 Alpha release.

This installment of the Heroes of Fedora series will focus on work done on Fedora 25 Beta release.

Hello fellow testers, and welcome back to the Heroes of Fedora – F25 Beta edition! In this post we’ll look at who-did-what during the push to F25 – Beta! Before we begin however, something has come to our attention that we need to clear up! Since Fedora 24 Alpha, we have no longer used the TC (Test Candidate) system and have switched to using nightly-test-validation to document testing on branched releases. When this change occurred early in the F24 – Alpha release cycle, the program we have used to generate test statistics was not aware of the change and some of the data it reported back for F24 – Alpha, Beta, Final and F25 – Alpha was erroneous. This has been noted and fixed, so the results from now on should be accurate.  We’re sorry for this error and will make sure that this does not affect the stats into the future.

With that out of the way, let’s move on to our Heroes of Fedora F25 – Beta!

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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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Heroes of Fedora (HoF) – F25 Alpha

Heroes of Fedora is back! This time for F25 Alpha.

Heroes of Fedora is back! This time for F25 Alpha.

Hello, and welcome to the Heroes of Fedora: F25 Alpha edition! Heroes of Fedora is written so that the quality of any release can be quickly surveyed by viewing the stats regarding tests performed on

that release, such as Bodhi updates, Bugzilla reports, and release validation testing. In this case, we’ll be looking at F25 Alpha, so let’s get right to it!

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Fedora Media Writer Test Day – 2016-09-20

Fedora Media Writer Test Day - 2016-09-20Today, Tuesday, 2016-09-20, is the Fedora Media Writer Test Day! As part of this planned Change for Fedora 25, the Fedora graphical USB writing tool is being extensively revised and rewritten. This tool was formerly called the “Live USB Creator” and is now re=branded as “Fedora Media Writer”.

Why test the Media Writer

The idea is the new tool will be sufficiently capable, reliable, and cross-platform to be the primary download for Fedora Workstation 25. The main ‘flow’ of the Workstation download page will run through the tool instead of giving you a download link to the ISO file and various instructions for using it in different ways. This would be a pretty big change, and of course, it would be a bad idea to do it if the tool isn’t ready.

So this is an important Test Day! We’ll be testing the new version (Fedora, Windows, and macOS) of the tool to see whether it’s working well enough and catch any remaining issues. It’s also pretty easy to join in. All you’ll need is a USB stick you don’t mind overwriting and a system (or ideally more than one!) you can test booting the stick on (but you don’t need to make any permanent changes to it).

Help test the Media Writer!

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.

On-boarding Kickoff: Fedora QA, Bhopal, India

Fedora QA on-boarding kickoff in Bhopal, India: Starting the video call

Getting the mentorship call started

Furthering the FOSS Wave initiative to prepare students for the industry, it required us to work closely with and mentor people in the right way. Bhopal, India, has a good number of contributors who want to learn about Fedora Quality Assurance (QA). I started off by helping them to start with a few QA activities.

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FOSS Wave: FOSS and Fedora in Bangalore, India

FOSS and Fedora in Bangalore, India: Special Fedora pin

Shivam, who was leading the Fedora Badges leaderboard with Fedora QA contributions, shows off his pin

On August 20th, 2016, I helped organize the first workshop in my college, Christ University, titled “FOSS and Fedora“. The event was a great success!

Reviving Labyrinth

I have planned to do this for more than two months, but we didn’t have any computer science club in my college. If it was for one event, we could have done it separate, but I wanted to organize multiple workshops (open source, mobile app development, website development, competitions, robotics etc). Thus, we needed a proper platform to easily organize the events without bothering too many people.

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Heroes of Fedora (HoF) – F24 Final

This installment of the Heroes of Fedora series will focus on work done on Fedora 24 Final version.

This installment of the Heroes of Fedora series will focus on work done on Fedora 24 Final version.

Welcome back to the final installment of Heroes of Fedora 24 – Final edition! The purpose of this post is to recognize the contributors who made a difference in releasing Fedora 24 Final. Below you’ll find stats for Bodhi updates, release-validation tests, and Bugzilla reports. Without further ado, let’s get started!

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