As racing has the Monaco GP, tennis has Wimbledon, and soccer has the World Cup, so the Test Day schedule has its crowning event: yes, it’s Graphics Test Week again!
As with Fedora 12, we’re smooshing all the graphics card Test Days into one week to save space on the schedule and make everything feel that much more momentous. So, Tuesday April 13th will be NVIDIA (nouveau) Test Day, Wednesday April 14th will be ATI/AMD (radeon) Test Day, and Thursday April 15th will be Intel graphics Test Day. As always, we need your feedback to know where we’re at for the Fedora 13 cycle and fix as many critical bugs ahead of release as we can. Again as always, it’s not a disaster if you miss the day – you can do the testing before or after the day, and we’ll still be able to use your results; the day is just when you can be sure someone will be around on IRC to help with the testing and discuss the results. And finally, again as always, there’s no need to have an unstable Fedora installation to do the testing: you can use a live CD if you don’t want to install Fedora 13 or Rawhide.
Significant changes to graphics support for Fedora 13 include very experimental 3D support for NVIDIA cards, and improvements to the still-experimental 3D support for recent AMD/ATI cards. Please do come out and help us with the testing this week! You can do all the testing just by following the Wiki instructions, but there will also be QA team members or developers present in #fedora-test-day on Freenode IRC throughout the day to help with the testing and discuss the results (and possibly even fix some of the bugs in real time). If you’re not sure how to use IRC, read this page.