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Fedora presents...Graphics Test Week this week

Apr 12, 2010, 22:04 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Adam Williamson for this link. ]

The Fedora project announces that this week is Graphics Test Week. This is the highlight of the Fedora 13 Test Day cycle, with Test Days for NVIDIA, ATI/AMD and Intel graphics all falling this week. Tuesday April 13th is NVIDIA Test Day, Wednesday April 14th is ATI/AMD Test Day, and Thursday April 15th is Intel graphics Test Day.

Although these are Fedora events, the results will ultimately benefit almost all distributons: Fedora tends to use the latest versions of graphics-related components and sends all its changes upstream, so the fixes that result from these events will end up in all major distributions.

Even if you're not a Fedora user, you can help Linux as a whole by contributing your test results. The testing can be done using a live image, so there's no need to install Fedora onto your system to contribute to the testing: just download a live image, write it to a CD or USB stick, boot it, and run through the tests. Comprehensive test instructions are available on the Wiki pages, and you enter your results into a table on the Wiki page; there's no need to have a Fedora wiki account to do this. QA team members and developers will be available on the IRC channels throughout each event to help with testing and triage, and to work on some of the problems immediately. The more results we get and the more bugs we expose, the better it is for everyone, so if you have time, please check out the Wiki pages and join the IRC channel - #fedora-test-day on the Freenode network - to help out! You can use WebIRC if you're not a regular IRC user - just click that link and you're in the chat.

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