Yep, it's Test Day time again - most likely the final Test Day of the
Fedora 25 cycle. This Thursday, 2016-11-03, will be [switchable
graphics Test Day]!
'Switchable graphics' refers to the fairly common current practice of
laptops having two graphics adapters, one low-power one for general
purpose use, one more powerful one for use with applications that
require more oomph (e.g. games or 3D rendering applications). NVIDIA
brands this as 'Optimus', and AMD just as 'Switchable Graphics' or
'Dynamic Switchable Graphics'.
There are some [enhancements] to Fedora's support for such systems
in Fedora 25, and part of the Test Day's purpose is to test those
enhancements. The other part of the Test Day's purpose is to ensure
that support for switchable graphics on Fedora 25 Workstation with
[Wayland by default] is as good as it can be, and that in some cases
where we know Wayland support is not sufficient, fallback to X.org
works as expected.
If you're not sure whether you have a system with switchable graphics,
you can run `xrandr --listproviders`. If the output from this command
lists more than one 'provider', you likely have switchable graphics. If
you do, please come along to the Test Day and help us test, if you can
spare the time. If you believe your system has switchable graphics, but
the command only lists one provider, please come join the Test Day chat
on the day - we may be able to investigate and figure out what's going
The [Test Day page] and the test cases are still being revised and
tweaked as I write this, but as the week goes along, all the
instructions you need to run the tests will be present there. As
always, the event will be in #fedora-test-day on Freenode IRC. If you
don’t know how to use IRC, you can read [these instructions], or
just use [WebIRC].
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