Monthly Archives: February 2010

2010-02-25 – Test Day – Yum Langpack Plugin

This Thursday, 2010-02-25, come join the Yum Langpack Plugin Test Day.

The event will focus on a yum plugin that allows langpacks to be automatically installed for your native language. Testers who frequently install Fedora with additional languages are encouraged to join.

In the past, one had to manually apply the langpack packages for any post-install software additions. For example, if you installed your system with the Polish locale, and at a later date you want to install KDE or, additional steps were required. You had to remember to install the appropriate language package (e.g. kde-i18n-Polish or However, with yum-langpacks installed, additional language packs will installed as needed when installing new software.

The test day prescribes several test cases that can be easily followed on a Fedora 12 system. Additionally, for those interested in helping test Fedora 13 Alpha, further tests are available. The Test Day runs all day in freenode IRC #fedora-test-day. As with any test day, if you can’t make it to the live event, you can always provide feedback at a later date.

Test days are the new iPad, reserve yours today

Adam and I have jumped into a higher gear when it comes to mapping out test days for Fedora 13. Given the large number of features in Fedora 11 and 12, I was expecting a reprieve for Fedora 13.  While it’s not the largest release in terms of the features, it’s not the smallest either.

Unfortunately, there are only so many events the QA team can scope out for a release.  We need community input.  Not only for planning events, but also during execution.  A successful test day requires prep time, and a presence during the event to help triage issues and remove obstacles.  If either is lacking, the event is guaranteed to be forgotten.

So, if there is a feature or focus area you’d like to see test day coverage for during Fedora 13 … please let the QA team know.  Proposing a test day is pretty straight forward, for details check out the wiki.  Also, take a look at current test day calendar for a list of scheduled events.

For convenience, you can propose a test day using the form below (FAS login required):