Contribute at the Fedora Kernel 5.19 and GNOME 43 Beta test weeks

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There are two upcoming test weeks in the coming weeks. The first is Sunday 14 August through Sunday 21 August. It is to test Kernel 5.19. The second is Monday 15 August through Monday 22 August. It focuses on testing GNOME 43 Beta. Come and test with us to make the upcoming Fedora 37 even better. Read more below on how to participate.

Kernel test week

The kernel team is working on final integration for Linux kernel 5.19. This version was just recently released, and will arrive soon in Fedora. As a result, the Fedora kernel and QA teams have organized a test week Sunday, August 14, 2022 through Sunday, August 21, 2022. Refer to the wiki page for links to the test images you’ll need to participate.

GNOME 43 Beta 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 43 beta will land on Fedora which then will be shipped with Fedora 37. To ensure that everything works fine The Workstation Working Group and QA team will have this test week Monday 15 August through Monday 22 August. Refer to the GNOME 43 Beta test week wiki page for links and resources needed to participate.

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 is available on the wiki pages mentioned above. If you’re available on or around the days of the events, please do some testing and report your results.

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

  • Kernel 5.19 testing on Sunday 14 August through Sunday 21 August
  • Gnome 43 Beta testing on Monday 15 August through Monday 22 August

Come and test with us to make the upcoming Fedora 37 even better.

Events

14 Comments

  1. Looks great!

    I hope I did not miss it. I am confused about the dates: Is this sentence correct, or a typo?
    “As a result, the Fedora kernel and QA teams have organized a test week now through Sunday, August 14, 2022.”

    Most other dates (e.g. via the links) seem to agree: starting on 14 or 15, not (“through”) ending on the 14th or 15th.

    e.g.
    Kernel 5.19 Test Week
    Test-days-banner.svg
    Date 2022-08-14 to 2022-08-21
    Time all week

    • The end date was accidentally omitted. It has been corrected. The duration was correct in other locations in the article. Sorry for any confusion.

  2. Luna bittin Jernberg

    Hey!

    The kernel 5.19 test week has started, firing up the testing on my older HP 655 laptop and a Virtualbox VM as we speak 🙂 and will help test GNOME 43 Beta 1/2 during next week

  3. Heliosstyx

    Is this a joke: no ISO for Gnome 43 beta testing and tomorrow the test will start.

  4. Geoffrey Gordon Ashbrook

    Sorry if this is the wrong place for this question. I tried looking first on the wiki page but I did not see the answer:

    Is it possible to run either the kernal or gnome tests from a live-iso image, or does it need to be a full hard drive install? (e.g. the wiki warns against not using a production machine for the tests)

    Many thanks. I hope to contribute.

    • The kernel tests are included within the live image so you don’t need to install to hard drive. I imagine the GNOME tests would also be similar.

  5. Heliosstyx

    I have tested Fedora 37 Gnome 43 Beta and Kernel 5.19. On this early stage its works very well, but there are some glitches and small bugs. Until the final release will come all issues will gone. Thank you to all developers.

  6. Geoffrey Gordon Ashbrook

    The link to the specific “nightly ISO image with GNOME 43.beta” iso is currently (intermittently?) broken, but a link to the directory where it sits works:

    https://mnvoip.mm.fcix.net/fedora/linux/development/37/Workstation/x86_64/iso/

  7. geev03

    “[root@Pi4 ~]# snap install handbrake
    error: too early for operation, device not yet seeded or device model not acknowledged”

    “OS: Fedora Linux 37 (Workstation Edition Prerelease) aarch64
    Host: Unknown Product
    Kernel: 5.19.2-300.fc37.aarch64
    Uptime: 37 mins
    Packages: 1719 (rpm)
    Shell: bash 5.1.16
    Resolution: 1920×1080
    WM: Mutter
    WM Theme: Adwaita
    Theme: Adwaita [GTK3]
    Icons: Adwaita [GTK3]
    Terminal: gnome-terminal
    CPU: (4) @ 1.800GHz

    Memory: 1753MiB / 3808MiB ”

    Host: Unknown Product = Raspberry Pi -400 SBC

  8. Robson Nakane

    OS: Fedora Linux 37.20220829.0 (Silverblue Prerelease) x86_64
    Host: 80UH Lenovo ideapad 310-15ISK
    Kernel: 5.19.4-300.fc37.x86_64
    Uptime: 10 mins
    Packages: 1358 (rpm), 54 (flatpak)
    Shell: bash 5.1.16
    Resolution: 1280×1024
    DE: GNOME 43.beta
    WM: Mutter
    WM Theme: Adwaita
    Theme: Adwaita [GTK2/3]
    Icons: Adwaita [GTK2/3]
    Terminal: gnome-terminal
    CPU: Intel i5-6200U (4) @ 2.800GHz
    GPU: Intel Skylake GT2 [HD Graphics 520]
    Memory: 1622MiB / 11871MiB

    It’s working pretty well! Better than F36…

    • Robson Nakane

      On the same machine using Gnome Boxes, I have the Fedora Rawhide install:
      OS: Fedora Linux Rawhide.20220830.n.0 (Silverblue Prerelease) x86_64
      Host: KVM/QEMU (Standard PC (Q35 + ICH9, 2009) pc-q35-6.2)
      Kernel: 6.0.0-0.rc3.25.fc38.x86_64
      Uptime: 10 mins
      Packages: 1335 (rpm), 9 (flatpak)
      Shell: bash 5.1.16
      Resolution: 1280×945
      DE: GNOME 43.beta
      WM: Mutter
      WM Theme: Adwaita
      Theme: Adwaita [GTK2/3]
      Icons: Adwaita [GTK2/3]
      Terminal: gnome-terminal
      CPU: Intel i5-6200U (4) @ 2.399GHz
      GPU: 00:01.0 Red Hat, Inc. Virtio GPU
      Memory: 967MiB / 5928MiB

  9. ernmander

    Thank you for giving us all the chance to get in and test the future Gnome capabilities

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