The Fedora updates-testing repositories contain updates scheduled to be released for the maintained releases of Fedora. Testing them and providing feedback in the fedora-test mailing list and the relevant bugzilla reports helps developers to fix any potential regressions in them. To test this, enable updates-testing repository in /etc/yum.repos.d and run 'yum update' to get them. A dedicated test system is more useful for these checks. If you want to test specific packages or enable the testing repository on the fly, you can do the following:
- yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing
- yum install <foo> --enablerepo=updates-testing
New updates are listed in the Bodhi tool at http://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/. Testers use Bodhi to rate and comment on each update, which is then released for general public consumption or withdrawn, depending on the results.
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