Test Day:2010-04-30 XFCE

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DATE TIME WHERE
Some day 2010 From 12:00 to 21:00 UTC (8am -> 5pm EDT) #fedora-test-day (webirc)


What to test?

Today's instalment of Fedora Test Day will focus on:

  • Xfce 4.6.1 (in Branched Release).

Who's available

The following cast of characters will be available for testing, workarounds, bug fixes, and general discussion ...

What's needed to test

  • Branched (tips on installing the Branched Release below), or the live CD available for this test day (again see below).
  • Xfce installed (yum install @XFCE)
  • For the Fedora 12 to 13 upgrade test case, Fedora 12 with Xfce installed and updated to latest Fedora 12 update status

How to test

Update your machine

See the instructions on the Branched page on the various ways in which you can install or update to the Branched Release.

Live Image

Optionally, you may download a non-destructive branched live image for your architecture:

Both architectures are located here. Checksums are also available at that link.

Tips on using a live image are available at FedoraLiveCD.

Testing

The following bullet points could use the most care, please see below for testing.

Things that are potentially changing from F12 -> F13

  • The Xfce SIG has chosen to drop totem and totem-mozplugin in favor of parole and parole-mozplugin
  • Midori is a web browser endorsed by upstream Xfce as the official browser of their Desktop Environment, we as the Xfce SIG would like to keep this browser showcased but we will continue to ship Mozilla Firefox as the default as there are still some concerns about functionality. Please use Midori to browse to popular sites and login to test in order to help the efforts to provide feedback upstream, suggestions: Fedora Community, Gmail, Google Docs, Facebook, MySpace, etc.
  • remmina vnc client and panel plugin has been added, please test this functionality and report all issues.
  • gnome-screensaver will be replaced by xscreensaver as gnome-screensaver will no longer detect idle without gnome-session running

Beyond this, please just install Xfce on Branched - yum install @XFCE - and check that everything within Xfce you expect to work, does work. In particular, check that all the configuration applets work correctly. As it's fairly obvious how to test these, we decided not to include specific test cases for each applet; just run each one, and check that changing the settings has the intended effect. If you find any problems, please say so in the IRC chat session.

Notes from testing / Non-Bugzilla issues

All open bugs in XFCE4 bugzilla

Howto test results
  • confirm gdm offers Xfce4 as a session type
  • confirm you can select this session and login
  • confirm settings changes can be made and saved, and are found after a logout/login cycle.
  • confirm day to day desktop functions are working.
  • confirm all settings dialogs come up and work.
  • confirm xfce4-mixer starts and can manage any sound card(s).
  • confirm parole is a comparable replacement for totem
  • confirm midori is stable and feature rich enough to be a drop in replacement for other browsers.
  • confirm xscreensaver functions as expected (locks after idle, displays screensaver animation, etc.)

Results

User Smolt Profile gdm offers Xfce4 successful login to Xfce4 xfce4 settings can be saved (available after login/logout) desktop functions work all settings dialogs work xfce4-mixer starts and works confirm parole is a comparable replacement for totem midori browser stable and feature rich as a drop in replacement xscreensaver is functioning properly References
User:ExampleUser HW PASS PASS FAIL [1] PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS
  1. See RHBZ #XXXXXX
User Smolt Profile gdm offers Xfce4 successful login to Xfce4 xfce4 settings can be saved (available after login/logout) desktop functions work all settings dialogs work xfce4-mixer starts and works confirm parole is a comparable replacement for totem midori browser stable and feature rich as a drop in replacement xscreensaver is functioning properly References
NathanT PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS
Rares Aioanei PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS