Contribute to Fedora Linux Kernel 5.13 Test Week

The kernel team is working on final integration for kernel 5.13. This version was recently released and will arrive soon in Fedora. As a result, the Fedora kernel and QA teams have organized a test week from Sunday, July 11, 2021 through Sunday, July 18, 2021. Refer to the wiki page for links to the test images you’ll need to participate. Read below for details.

How does a test week work?

A test week 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 do the following things:

  • Download test materials, which include some large files
  • Read and follow directions step by step

The wiki page for the kernel test day has a lot of good information on what and how to test. After you’ve done some testing, you can log your results in the test day web application. If you’re available on or around the days of the event, please do some testing and report your results. We have a document which provides all the steps written.

Happy testing, and we hope to see you on test day.

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  1. parabéns nosso Fedora plasma está ótimo rapido e cheio de novidades ,até li algo sobre ele fazer uma grande parceria ou sair como um programa de um grande fabricante de computadores ,seria verdade ,pós hoje nossos sistema Linux não deixa a desejar contra qualquer outro sistema deste planeta

  2. Ralf Seidenschwang

    There seems to be an interesting feature available in the new kernel: Linux kernel 5.13 brings forth a new “Landlock” security module used alongside the existing modules like SELinux.

  3. Just wondering how much disc space would we require for testing?

  4. eyo3

    From 9TO5Linux, “Two weeks have passed since the release the Linux 5.13 kernel series and now the merge window for Linux kernel 5.14 is closed as Linus Torvalds just announced today the availability for public testing of the first Release Candidate (RC) milestone.”

    Can kernel 5.13 test be postponed, and instead deal with kernel 5.14 ?

  5. Ralf Seidenschwang

    Quote from „Mastering embedded Linux development, 3rd edition“, March 2021:

    Currently, a full cycle of kernel development begins with a merge window of 2 weeks, during which Linus accepts patches for new features. At the end of the merge window, a stabilization phase begins, during which Linus produces weekly release candidates with version numbers ending in -rc1, -rc2, and so on, usually up to -rc7 or -rc8. During this time, people test the candidates and submit bug reports and fixes. When all significant bugs have been fixed, the kernel is released. The code incorporated during the merge window has to be fairly mature already. Usually, it is pulled from the repositories of the many subsystem and architecture maintainers of the kernel. By keeping to a short development cycle, features can be merged when they are ready. If a feature is deemed not sufficiently stable or well developed by the kernel maintainers, it can simply be delayed until the next release.

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