Test Day:2011-02-17 Xfce

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Fedora Xfce 4.8
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Fedora Xfce 4.8

Date 2011-02-17
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Contents

[edit] What to test?

Today's instalment of Fedora Test Day will focus on the Xfce 4.8 desktop in Fedora.

[edit] Who's available

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

[edit] Prerequisite for Test Day

[edit] 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.

[edit] 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.

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GDM bug
When booting the image normally you will likely find it fails to reach the desktop. This is due to a bug in GDM. To avoid this, boot to runlevel 3, log in as user 'liveuser' (no password), and run startx. A custom live image to avoid this bug may be made available during the event.

[edit] Testing

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

[edit] Things that are potentially changing from F14 -> F15

  • 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.

[edit] Notes from testing / Non-Bugzilla issues

All open bugs in XFCE4 bugzilla

[edit] 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.)

[edit] Test Cases

Provide a list of test areas or test cases that you'd like contributors to execute. For other examples, see Category:Test_Cases.

[edit] Test Results

If you have problems with any of the tests, report a bug to Bugzilla. If you are unsure about the component, use "LiveCD - Xfce".

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, and the second should be a link to the Smolt profile of the system you tested. For each test case, use the result template to enter your result, as shown in the example result line.

[edit] General test cases


User Smolt Profile F14 - F15 Upgrade Login Keyring Menus Updates Panel (basic) Panel (advanced) Basic Audio Browser References
Alexei Panov HW
none
Pass pass
none
Pass pass
none
none
none
none
Pass pass
Nathan Thomas HW
none
[1]
none
[2]
Pass pass
Pass pass
none
[3]
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
none
  1. Tested from live image
  2. Encountered GDM bug RHBZ #674978
  3. Unable to test - unable to install wireless driver on live image
Ktdreyer HW
none
Pass pass
none
Warning warn
[1]
none
none
none
Pass pass
Pass pass
  1. Orage Globaltime has no menu icon RHBZ #678702
Luigi Votta HW
none
[1]
Fail fail
[2]
Pass pass
[3]
Pass pass
Fail fail
[4]
Pass pass
[5]
Pass pass
Fail fail
[6]
Pass pass
[7]
  1. Tested from HD installation
  2. No gdm; startxfce loads only after a start in a tmp root session RHBZ #674978
  3. gpg & ssh
  4. PackageKit update claims for user auth but without prompt
  5. At firstboot: No log-out icon near the Applications Menu; no audio icon on the top right end bar; no terminal, file manager & web-browser icon on the default bottom panel: restored using preferences
  6. no audio; two volume controls on the panel
  7. firefox lacks of Back & Forward buttons
Christoph Wickert (KVM)
none
[1]
Fail fail
[2]
Pass pass
Warning warn
[3] [4]
Warning warn
[5]
Pass pass
Warning warn
[6]
Pass pass
Pass pass
  1. Tested from live image
  2. Encountered GDM bug RHBZ #674978
  3. "Orage Globaltime" lacks menu icon RHBZ #678702
  4. "Mail Reader" lacks menu icon RHBZ #678706
  5. Live media checks for updates although it shouldn't RHBZ #678402
  6. gnome-sound-applet lacks tray icon RHBZ #678696
John HW
Fail fail
[1]
none
none
none
none
none
none
none
none
  1. yum --releasever=15 --disablerepo=updates --enablerepo=updates-testing update;; Error: Package: xfce4-stopwatch-plugin-0.2.0-2.fc13.i686 (@fedora/$releasever); Requires: libxfce4panel.so.1; Removing: xfce4-panel-4.6.4-1.fc14.i686; @fedora/$releasever); libxfce4panel.so.1;; etc...
Gerard Ryan HW
none
[1]
none
[2]
Fail fail
[3]
Warning warn
[4] [5]
none
Pass pass
none
Pass pass
Pass pass
[6]
  1. Using nightly xfce iso, xfce-i386-20110221.00.iso
  2. no gdm, boots straight to desktop of liveuser
  3. Default email client, 'Claws Mail' in the menu, doesn't present any keyring dialog
  4. "Orage Globaltime" lacks menu icon RHBZ #678702, and it appears under both 'Accessories' and 'Office'
  5. "Mail Reader" lacks menu icon RHBZ #678706
  6. Tested both firefox and midori
Marcus Moeller HW
none
[1]
Pass pass
[2]
Pass pass
[3]
Fail fail
[4]
none
[5]
Fail fail
[6]
none
Pass pass
Pass pass
[7]
  1. Using nightly xfce iso, xfce-i386-20110221.00.iso
  2. ships with LXDM, autologin works on first boot, re/login also
  3. ssh remote connection from thunar works, password correctly stored during session. nm-applet asks for password after login to unlock keyring, even if it's the same as login pw.
  4. mail reader and orage globaltime have no icons
  5. update applet shows up correctly, but update application does not suit the default theme
  6. GNOME Mixer is shown in notification-area, instead of xfce4-mixer applet. General panel behaviour is good
  7. good results on both, firefox and midori
Additional comments:
- first launch of file-manager, prompts for preferred application, offering nautilus or thunar.
hannes KVM Qemu
none
none
none
none
none
none
none
none
Pass pass
Additional comments:
- the default mouse theme looks really outdated!

[edit] Xfce specific test cases

User Smolt Profile Appearance settings Desktop settings Display setting File manager settings Input method settings References
Sample User HW
none
none
none
Warning warn
[1]
Fail fail
[2]
  1. Test pass, but also encountered RHBZ #54321
  2. RHBZ #12345
Alexei Panov HW [1]
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
  1. Tested with LiveCD
Nathan Thomas HW
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
[1]
Pass pass
[2]
Fail fail
[3]
  1. Unable to test multihead feature
  2. Was able to browse Fedora and NTFS partitions without problems
  3. Ibus crash when switching keyboard layouts: "Can not [sic] find engine 'xkb:layout:ro'"
Vitezslav Humpa HW
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
[1]
Pass pass
Fail fail
[2]
  1. Multihead feature not tested
  2. RHBZ #678450
Christoph Wickert (KVM)
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
Luigi Votta HW[1]
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
[2]
Pass pass
Warning warn
[3]
  1. Tested from HD install
  2. One display
  3. Same here: RHBZ #678450