It’s been creeping up, and now it’s time: the world-famous Graphics Test Week begins tomorrow, with the Fedora 14 Nouveau Test Day! That is 2010-09-28. As always, the event runs all day in #fedora-test-day on Freenode IRC (you can connect with WebIRC). To complete Graphics Test Week, the Radeon Test Day takes place the following day, Wednesday 2010-09-29, and Intel Test Day takes place Thursday 2010-09-30.
As always, we’ll be testing a range of graphics driver functions, and we need as many people as possible to join in so we can evaluate the widest possible range of hardware and identify as many bugs as possible for the developers to fix. You can do all the testing from a live image – no need for an installed copy of Fedora 14, though you can test that way too if you like – and the testing is very easy, there are step-by-step instructions for each test and for entering your results. And of course, there’ll be many people in IRC to help with testing and debugging.
Even if you don’t use Fedora, you can take part in the Test Day using a live image, and the results will be useful to whatever distribution you do use: Fedora’s X developers contribute all their work upstream to the X.org and kernel projects, so all distributions get the benefit of the testing done in Fedora Test Days soon enough. So please, come along and help out!
If you can’t make the nominated Test Day for your hardware, your testing is still just as valuable: you can do the testing any other day and add your results to the table on the Wiki page.