Hey, folks. It's that time again - time to start thinking about Test
Days for Fedora 18.
For anyone who isn't aware, a Test Day is an event usually focused
around IRC for interaction and a Wiki page for instructions and results,
with the aim being to get a bunch of interested users and developers
together 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
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, just file a ticket in QA trac - full details
are at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA/Test_Days/Create . For
instructions on hosting a Test Day, see
You can see the schedule at
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA/Fedora_18_test_days . There are many
slots open right now, with the earliest on 2012-08-09 and the latest
2012-11-01. 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 Alpha release or the time after the feature freeze
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 timeframe 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 timeframe you'd
like, and we'll figure it out from there.
If you have any questions about the Test Day process, please don't
hesitate to contact me or any other member of the QA team on test@ or in
#fedora-qa on IRC. Thanks!
Fedora QA Community Monkey
IRC: adamw | Twitter: AdamW_Fedora | identi.ca: adamwfedora
this is quick summary of Fedora 18 Gnome 3.6 and KDE 4.9 Test Days.
Thanks to everybody who joined one or both of them. Especially developers and QEs who were available during all day on IRC and were assisting users with their testing.
And special thanks to some QEs and developers who helped with writing/updating test cases.
If you want to join Fedora 18 testing, just download and run Fedora Beta RC1 install or live images: http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/stage/18-Beta-RC1/ or wait for official Beta release on Tuesday 2012-11-27.
There is going to be last testing event in Fedora 18 development cycle - Network Test Week held on 10-12 December 2012.
Note: FirewallD test plan is complete, Network Manager and DNSSEC-trigger are being prepared.
== Fedora 18 Gnome 3.6 and KDE 4.9 Test Days reports ==
Please developers have a look at following bugs as one of motivations for users to attend Test Day is that found bugs will be fixed before final release (at least via updates after installation).
=== Found bugs in Gnome ===
678161 UNCONFIRMED - online accounts: network error handling
Red Hat Bugzilla (Gnome):
678161 CLOSED WONTFIX - Please include exclusion file for automatic /tmp cleanup for /tmp/hsperfdata_*
814574 NEW - tablet useability: on-screen keyboard disappears when i tap in terminal
863896 NEW - [abrt] gjs-1.34.0-1.fc18: g_wakeup_signal: Process /usr/bin/gjs-console was killed by signal 11 (SIGSEGV)
869182 NEW - [abrt] evolution-3.6.1-1.fc18: gtk_style_context_get_valist: Process /usr/bin/evolution was killed by signal 11 (SIGSEGV)
870753 NEW - [abrt] gnome-font-viewer-3.6.0-1.fc18: load_font_infos: Process /usr/bin/gnome-font-viewer was killed by signal 11 (SIGSEGV)
871914 NEW - Unable to configure Lock in Brightness & Lock
873259 NEW - [abrt] epiphany-3.6.1-2.fc18: g_type_check_instance_cast: Process /usr/bin/epiphany was killed by signal 11 (SIGSEGV)
873261 NEW - [abrt] epiphany-3.6.1-2.fc18: ephy_gesture_activate: Process /usr/bin/epiphany was killed by signal 11 (SIGSEGV)
873628 NEW - [abrt] telepathy-mission-control-5.14.0-1.fc18: g_str_hash: Process /usr/libexec/mission-control-5 was killed by signal 11 (SIGSEGV)
873668 NEW - [abrt] evince-3.6.1-2.fc18: Process /usr/bin/evince was killed by signal 6 (SIGABRT)
873759 CLOSED UPSTREAM - SSH auth via Kerberos fails when Kerberos configured via Online Accounts in Gnome
874512 ASSIGNED - Notification about first message from contact isn't displayed
874543 NEW - Starting application on non-active workspace doesn't work correctly
874569 NEW - Google integration in gnome-online-accounts ask for password twice for 2-factor-authentication
874585 NEW - Can't add LPD printer via Gnome Shell settings
874591 NEW - In Mouse & Touchpad unter System settings "Content sticks to fingers" doesn't work
874638 NEW - In locked screen, there is shown only one notification, second is hidden
874640 NEW - Unable to dismiss authentication dialog
874648 NEW - Password field isn't cleared after wrong password is written
874670 ON_QA - Default keyring does not get created
874678 NEW - [abrt] epiphany-3.6.1-2.fc18: Process /usr/bin/epiphany was killed by signal 11 (SIGSEGV)
874687 CLOSED UPSTREAM - preview of jpeg fails
874691 CLOSED INSUFFICIENT_DATA - web applications not in Activities
874724 NEW - GNOME panel icons are not properly aligned on lock screen
874725 NEW - [abrt] control-center-3.6.1-1.fc18: password_changed_cb: Process /usr/bin/gnome-control-center was killed by signal 11 (SIGSEGV)
874753 NEW - Can't change keyboard layout in GDM by default
874761 NEW - "Log Out" and "Switch User" unavailable after creating second user account in "User Accounts"
874899 NEW - Gnome Web can't find flash when flash-plugin is installed
874903 NEW - Documents doesn't list pdf files from a connected Google account
875030 CLOSED DUPLICATE - Gnome Shell extensions in F18 repo are not compatible
875049 CLOSED WORKSFORME - Gnome Shell dock and panel is not accessible for visually impaired users
875053 MODIFIED - automatic invoking of on-screen keyboard when hitting writable widgets
875084 NEW - File cannot be opened while 'Files' are active on workspace
875100 NEW - User accounts displayed shortened in control-center
877562 ON_QA - Evolution restore from backup loops back to welcome
=== Found bugs in KDE ===
310150 UNCONFIRMED - Widgets are not removed from desktop when uninstalled
310157 UNCONFIRMED - All panels end up on the same display after coming back from cloning multihead setup
310160 UNCONFIRMED - Amarok crash when using QT_ACCESSIBILITY [@ EngineController::volumeChanged]
310161 UNCONFIRMED - Konsole crash when using QT_ACCESSIBILITY
310162 UNCONFIRMED - Rekonq isn't usable with screen reader Orca
310164 UNCONFIRMED - Numeric "Enter" doesn't work when using find.
310166 UNCONFIRMED - Navigation by arrow in kickstarter menu isn't consistent in "Application" sub-menu.
310167 UNCONFIRMED - "Monitor setup changed" dialog appears on previous primary display which is now disconnected
310168 UNCONFIRMED - Application stays in invisible screen area even after disabling disconneted display in System Settings
310176 UNCONFIRMED - Krita crash when drawing a rectangle
310183 UNCONFIRMED - Krita crashed while painting and switching brushes
310200 UNCONFIRMED - Cannot add a network printer from a remote CUPS server's queue
310315 UNCONFIRMED - Rekonq freezes when seeking HTML5 video
Red Hat Bugzilla (KDE):
876913 CLOSED NOTABUG - KDE4 - XRender is used instead of OpenGL rendering
876918 CLOSED DUPLICATE - KDE4 - Desktop Effects require OpenGL, which is enabled
877005 NEW - [abrt] kdelibs-4.9.3-2.fc18: free: Process /usr/bin/kdeinit4 was killed by signal 11 (SIGSEGV)
877021 ON_QA - Plasma desktop widgets list is not re-downloaded from the internet
877025 NEW - Uninstalling widgets installed from internet doesn't uninstall it
877038 NEW - apper doesn't handle dependencies on package removal
877058 CLOSED NOTABUG - Meta in default accessibility shortcuts maps to Window key
877215 NEW - KDE 'Log out' button doesn't work
878151 CLOSED NOTABUG - Cannot install printer
Desktop QE, Red Hat Brno
FESCo on 2012-11-28 meeting agreed to initially target an end-of-May
release with an end-of-February branch date, but may adjust outwards
depending on submitted features .
The Feature Submission Deadline is now set to 2013-01-29 and the F19
submission period window is open .
Schedule will be made at or shortly after the Feature Submission
Deadline based on the review of submitted features and will be
announced per usual means . To make the planning easier, please
make sure to submit feature proposals with well defined scope.
FESCo also agreed on additional Wednesday and Thursday release days
but Tuesday is still the preferred target release day  - applies
to Fedora 18 either.
The Fedora 18 "Spherical Cow" Beta release is rolling! This release offers a
preview of some of the best free and open source technology currently under
We are delighted to announce the availability of the beta release of Fedora
18. Want to get a taste of the future? Download it now:
*** What is the Beta Release? ***
The Beta release is the last important milestone of Fedora 18. Only critical
bug fixes will be pushed as updates leading to the general release of Fedora 18
in the beginning of the next year. We invite you to join us in making Fedora
18 a solid release by downloading, testing, and providing your valuable
Of course, this is a beta release, meaning that some problems may still be
lurking. A list of the problems we already know about is found at the Common
F18 bugs page, seen here: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F18_bugs
There is a new upgrade system for Fedora 18 making its first appearance in
Fedora 18 Beta. Upgrading via the system installer or the preupgrade tool is
no longer possible. To upgrade to Fedora 18 from Fedora 17, you should use the
new "Fedup" tool. Instructions and information on the new tool are here:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedUp. The tool is still under active
development, please take a look at the FedUp FAQ (in the wiki page) in case of
any issues with the upgrade process, and back up your system before trying the
*** Features ***
This release of Fedora includes a variety of features both over and under the
hood that show off the power and flexibility of the advancing state of free
software. Here are just a few of the new features:
= For users everywhere =
* Fedora 18 offers a brand-new version of the Gnome desktop, version 3.6,
straight from the upstream development process. Updates have also been made to
the KDE Plasma Workspaces, XFCE and Sugar]desktop environments; additionally,
the MATE desktop is available for the first time in Fedora.
* Fedora's new installer user interface enhances the anaconda installer with
improvements in ease of use and installation.
= For developers =
* This release includes several language updates, including the move to Perl
5.16, updating the Python 3 stack from 3.2 to 3.3, Rails 3.2 and updated D and
Haskell programming environments.
= For system administrators =
* Fedora 18 includes the final release of Samba 4, and can be used on an
Active Directory domain member out of the box. An integrated, new native
management software allows you to access data and server information easily.
* OpenStack in Fedora 18 has been updated to Folsom, the most recent release
by the OpenStack community. This Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform
enables the creation and management of cloud infrastructure.
* Eucalyptus 3.1, another IaaS platform, is available in Fedora for the first
time, and includes the major components of Eucalyptus.
* System Storage Management CLI tools simplify the user interface by
providing unified abstraction and interface for multiple storage technologies,
including lvm, btrfs and md raid.
For more Features, please take a look on the complete list:
*** Contributing ***
Great releases like Fedora 18 don't get made in a vacuum. We can't do it
without you! Bug reports are especially helpful as we move from the theory to
the applied physics. If you encounter any issues, please report them!
Fedora is a fantastic, friendly community, and we have many ways in which you
can contribute, including Documentation, Marketing, Design, QA, Development,
To learn how to help us, visit:
Thank you, and we hope to see you in the Fedora Project!
You may notice this announcement is a day late! We'd like to apologize to the
community for the delayed announcement and any consequences resulting from the
# Fedora Quality Assurance Meeting
# Date: 2012-11-26
# Time: 16:00 UTC
# Location: #fedora-meeting on irc.freenode.net
It's meeting time again tomorrow. We finally signed off on Beta, so we
just need to wrap up any documentation, F17 update pushes etc that may
This is a reminder of the upcoming QA meeting. Please add any topic
suggestions to the meeting wiki page:
The current proposed agenda is included below.
== Proposed Agenda Topics ==
1. Previous meeting follow-up
2. Fedora 18 Beta review / Final planning
3. Test case / criteria revision
4. Open floor
Fedora QA Community Monkey
IRC: adamw | Twitter: AdamW_Fedora | identi.ca: adamwfedora