[Test-Announce] Call for Test Days for Fedora 19

Martin Holec mholec at redhat.com
Wed Feb 20 18:10:37 UTC 2013

Hi Fedora users, developers and friends!

It's time to start thinking about Test Days for Fedora 19.

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
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA/Test_Days .

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
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA/SOP_Test_Day_management .

You can see the schedule at
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA/Fedora_19_test_days . There are many
slots open right now, with the earliest on 2013-03-28 and the latest
2013-06-20. 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 don't want to run your own Test Day, but you are willing to help with another, feel free to join one or more of already accepted Test Days:

2013-03-14 KDE 4.10
2013-03-21 GNOME 3.8
2013-04-17 Power Management
2013-04-23 X Test Week (intel) 
2013-04-24 X Test Week (nouveau) 
2013-04-25 X Test Week (radeon) 
2013-05-16 Network Manager [*]

And don't be afraid, there are lot of more slots available for your own Test Day!

[*] If you are planning to do another networking related Test Day, I'm willing to organize a Network Test Week, like I did for Fedora 18. Just create a regular Test Day ticket and state that you want to join Network Test Week.

If you have any questions about the Test Day process, please don't
hesitate to contact me or any member of the Fedora QA team on test at lists.fedoraproject.org or in #fedora-qa on IRC. Thanks!

Best Regards,

Martin Holec
Desktop QE, Red Hat Brno

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