Yes, it is now that legendary time, well loved by the hearts of men for
millennia(*): Graphics Test Week!
Tomorrow - 2009-09-09 - is ATI/AMD Radeon graphics card Test Day (1).
Thursday - 2009-09-10 - is NVIDIA graphics card Test Day (2). And Friday
- 2009-09-11 - is Intel graphics card Test Day (3). I am currently
rolling up a pair of live CD images that will likely be used for all
three days; they should be uploaded soon. Please, please grab the live
CDs, do the testing, and come out to the Test Day(s) for the graphics
hardware you own! As always, graphics are a critical piece of Fedora and
we want to make sure Fedora 12 works on as wide a range of graphics
hardware as possible.
The testing's very easy to do and it shouldn't take more than an hour of
your time to boot the live CD and run the tests. There's no need to
install anything to hard disk. You don't even need to be a Fedora user
to take part, and what's in Fedora's drivers today will be in everyone
else's tomorrow, so helping us test this benefits all distributions down
The Test Day gatherings themselves are held in IRC, in channel
#fedora-test-day on the Freenode network. Please do join in if you can -
we can help advise you with any questions you have, and if you run into
bugs, the developers can investigate them with you right away. If you
can't make it out for the actual day, though, you can still do the
testing, and your results are still useful! Just download the live
image, do the tests, and fill in the results table as the page
instructs. Many thanks to everyone who's able to make it out and do the
testing. Remember - tomorrow ATI; Thursday NVIDIA; Friday Intel.
* - well, okay. Not really millennia. More like...months.
(1) - https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Test_Day:2009-09-09_Radeon
(2) - https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Test_Day:2009-09-10_Nouveau
(3) - https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Test_Day:2009-09-11_Intel
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