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<<TEST DAY NAME>>
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Date <<FIXME>>
Time all day

Website QA/Test Days
IRC #fedora-test-day (webirc)

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If you come to this page before or after the test day is completed, your testing is still valuable, and you can use the information on this page to test, file any bugs you find at Bugzilla, and add your results to the results section. If this page is more than a month old when you arrive here, please check the current schedule and see if a similar but more recent Test Day is planned or has already happened.

Contents

What to test?

Today's instalment of Fedora Test Day will focus on <<FIXME>>

Who's available

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

Prerequisite for Test Day

List any prerequisite needs for the test event. A fresh system, virtualized guest, a blank DVD ... a desire to break software?

  • Usb key
  • Usb externally connected HD IDE/SATA
  • Empty HD IDE/SATA/SCSI
  • Free space on HD

Here's a chunk which is commonly used for most Test Days. Replace XX with whatever Fedora release is pending:

How to test?

High level details on how a contributor can get involved. This can include (but not limited to):

  • Areas to target with exploratory testing
  • A list of pre-defined test cases to execute
  • How to report back results

Here's another common chunk (again, replace XX as above):

Update your machine

If you're running Fedora XX, make sure you have all the current updates for it installed, using the update manager. If you want to try Rawhide, see the instructions on the Rawhide page on the various ways in which you can install or update to Rawhide. Or:

Live image

Instead of testing with an installed system, you may download a non-destructive nightly live image for your architecture. Tips on using a live image are available at FedoraLiveCD. Live image links can be found here: please be sure to download one for the correct release.

Run the tests

If not using the Test Day app, provide a list of test areas or test cases that you'd like contributors to execute. For examples, see Category:Test_Cases. If using the Test Day app, link to it here, with some explanation, e.g.:

Visit the result page and click on the column title links to see the tests that need to be run: most column titles are links to a specific test case. Follow the instructions there, then enter your results by clicking the Enter result button for the test.

Reporting bugs

Include some instructions on how to report bugs, and any special instructions. Here's an example, from a Palimpsest test day:

If you have problems with any of the tests, report a bug to Bugzilla usually for the component udisks, or gnome-disk-utility for bugs in the Palimpsest graphical front end itself. If you are unsure about exactly how to file the report or what other information to include, just ask on IRC and we will help you.

Test Results

If you use the Test Days app, just explain that users should enter results there and they will be transferred to the page later. For e.g.:

Please enter your results on the result page. The results will be transferred here after the Test Day is finished.

Otherwise, construct a table or list to allow testers to post results. Each column should be a test case or configuration, and each row should consist of test results. Include some text to explain reporting. Here is a common setup:

Once you have completed the tests, add your results to the Results table below, following the example results from the first line as a template. The first column should be your name with a link to your User page in the Wiki if you have one. For each test case, use the result template to enter your result, as shown in the example result line.

User Sample test 1 Sample test 2 Sample test 3 Sample test 4 References
Sample User
none
Pass pass
Warning warn
[1]
Fail fail
[2]
  1. Test pass, but also encountered RHBZ #54321
  2. RHBZ #12345