Contribute at the Fedora i18n and GNOME 42 test weeks

There are two upcoming test weeks in the coming weeks. The first is Monday 28 February through Monday 07 March. It is to test GNOME 42. The second is Monday 07 March through Sunday 13 March. It focuses on testing internationalization. Come and test with us to make the upcoming Fedora 36 even better. Read more below on how to do it.

GNOME test week

GNOME is the default desktop environment for Fedora Workstation and thus for many Fedora users. As a part of the planned change the GNOME megaupdate will land on Fedora which then will be shipped with Fedora 36. To ensure that everything works fine The Workstation Working Group and QA team will have this test week Monday 28 February through Monday 07 March. Refer to the GNOME test week wiki page for links and resources.

i18n test week

i18n test week focuses on testing internationalization features in Fedora Linux. The test week is March 07 through March 13.

How do test days work?

A test day is an event where anyone can help make sure changes in Fedora work well in an upcoming release. Fedora community members often participate, and the public is welcome at these events. If you’ve never contributed before, this is a perfect way to get started.

To contribute, you only need to be able to download test materials (which include some large files) and then read and follow directions step by step.

Detailed information about both test days are on the wiki pages above. If you’re available on or around the days of the events, please do some testing and report your results.

Fedora test days are events where anyone can help make sure changes in Fedora work well in an upcoming release. Fedora community members often participate, and the public is welcome at these events. If you’ve never contributed to Fedora before, this is a perfect way to get started.

Again, The two upcoming test days in the upcoming week are:

  • Monday 28 February through Monday 07 March, to test GNOME 42.
  • Monday 07 March through Sunday 13 March, focusing on testing internationalization.

Come and test with us to make the upcoming Fedora 36 even better.

Fedora Project community


  1. Mr Leslie Satenstein

    I have been using Gnome 42, and while the distributed version 42 works, for “out of the box” mode, I would like to include some of my extensions. Extensions should not be installed via sudo dnf, as that requires other users of my computer to need root access. At the same time, how does Gnome protect we users from unintentionally downloading virus contaminated extensions?

    Thus far, until there a way for me to allow my other users of my desktop, (kids, etc) , please continue to allow users to obtain extensions as they have done for previous gnome releases.

    • Sebastiaan Franken

      Uh, GNOME extensions can and should be installed from the extension site / through the extensions app. That does not involve sudo, nor dnf. The best part? It installs them for the current user only

      • Leslie from Montreal

        Extensions are small code modules that add useful functionality to Gnome.
        Some extensions are most useful. For example, showing what my computer has for battery life, or cpu temperature . Other extensions relocate the task bar to a move convenient location. Still others will give me fast dynamic access to weather. One of my favourites is a executable, which provides me daily with a new beautiful background image.

        Here is an issue. When we download an extension from the web, we have no assurance that the one we took, is not a virus.

        There was a discussion about having the extensions encapsulated within an rpm file. But rpm files are what a system administrator uses to manage the computer. It requires root access.

        • Andy

          Extensions distributed from are all thoroughly reviewed for malicious code and security risks. These reviews are performed by members of the GNOME Foundation with personal experience developing extensions, in active communication with the maintainers of GNOME Shell and GJS.

          To be honest, I would rather surprised to learn that distributions perform code review in the same detail.

    • tg121268

      Good idea (install add on extensions for gnome without sudoing)

  2. Man… please use one of the welcome tiles to provide some context to the wallpaper. Nobody understands where they are coming from and why.

    • Can you provide some context for your comment, please?

      • joao

        sure… everytime I install a new version of fedora/gnome I get a new wallpaper with it. It is something that Gnome has gotten us used to (even if some of the pics are… duh)
        Who picks it and why, who designed it, what was the overall theme for chosing it… It is a cool process done in gnome that almost no one knows about.
        Also, as it changes a fundamental thing -default walpaper- (and sometimes the old wallpapers become unavailable, specially if you don’t update, but do a fresh install) it could kind of explain why. I remmebr the first time it happened to me I was completely confused.

  3. Hank Lee

    I’m on it using Boxes, walking through GNOME shell test cases.

  4. John

    Is the new console App not included? Gnome 42 i didnt run into any issues in my test but looks great I am liking the theme. I might throw the beta on Silverblue once its live

  5. Luna bittin Jernberg

    Attending and testing the GNOME 42 Final Beta/RCs and Translations and being standby for Swedish

  6. Heliosstyx

    I tested the new Fedora 36 Workstation live-ISO for German version. The system runs fine, but there some english expressions in the german version of Fedora 36. These glitches are only optical and does not cause any issues. As a pre-release it’s a good piece of software. I am waiting for the Fedora 36 beta to continue testing.

  7. Great, I can’t wait for the release of Fedora 36! Looks already really great!

  8. Gemini

    Are the hibridy graphics working ? ( AMD Ryzen CPU + Nvidia GPU notebook)

    Linux wallks around a lot of DEs and themes… but no properly nvidia driver working

  9. Silvano

    How do I do report a bug ? I have this situation where backlight isnt working on AMD GPU Renoir and FEdora 36 beta.

  10. JJ

    Is the sharing option supposed to automatically turn off at a reboot? It’s not keeping the preference to have it on.

    Not having Remote Desktop enabled prior to local login seems kind of silly too. How does one reconcile this?

  11. Just FYI to various people who have posted questions to this article’s comments section — the developers may not be paying close attention to these comments. You might have better luck posting your questions to

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