Contribute at the Fedora CoreOS Test Day

The Fedora 33 CoreOS Test Day focuses on testing FCOS based on Fedora 33. The FCOS next stream is already rebased on Fedora 33 content, which will be coming soon to testing and stable. To prepare for the content being promoted to other streams the Fedora CoreOS and QA teams have organized a test day on Friday, November 06, 2020 (results accepted through Thursday, November 12). Refer to the wiki page for links to the test cases and materials you’ll need to participate. Read below for details.

How does a test day 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 do the following things:

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

The wiki page for the 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 day of the event, please do some testing and report your results.

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

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  1. Anon Ymous

    If the entire testing process were easier, you would get much more participation. Think like a non tech user and see if the instructions on the wiki page are clear. Find some non tech people and ask them what they think about the friendliness of the testing instructions. If you want more participation, a few changes should be made. I am Anon Ymous and I approve this message.

    • Someone

      Not for something like CoreOS, for desktop spins of Fedora like Workstation or Jam? Sure.

  2. Anon Ymous

    Seriously? At the time I write this, the wiki page section of “How to test?” is blank. The instructions are a dumpster fire, and do not encourage participation at all.

    Since testing is really non tech (your computer does the testing for you) the instructions should be super clear and easy, even for non tech people.

    Clearly, the “testing” procedures are far below the usual high standards of Fedora. The people who can influence the testing procedures need to do some serious work to make it better.

    • Donald Sebastian Leung

      Well, as Someone mentioned above, Fedora CoreOS isn’t exactly for the average Joe out there, being a specialized OS for managing and running containers so don’t expect testing to be as easy as “download the image, take it for a spin on GNOME Boxes and enjoy”.

      That being said, at least for the basic installation and stream-switching tests, I found the instructions sufficiently straightforward to follow as a sysadmin (LFCS), which I presume this OS edition is targeted towards. Though if these instructions were for a more regular edition of Fedora such as the Workstation edition then I would definitely agree that it would be too technical.

    • Linux Contributor

      I agree with you. I spent a few hours yesterday trying to figure out how to help and just gave up. I’ve been using Linux for 18 years and couldn’t figure it out. It makes me wonder if Fedora doesn’t want large numbers of users helping on projects like this? Why else would they make it so hard to contribute?

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