|2009-09-08||From 12:00 to 21:00 UTC (8am -> 5pm EDT)||#fedora-fit-and-finish)|
What to test?
The topic of this Fedora Test Day will be sharing of various things over the network. This includes files, and music, but also remote desktop functionality.
The following people have agreed to be available for testing, workarounds, bug fixes, and general discussion: Matthias Clasen, Bastien Nocera, Tomas Bzatek, Lennart Poettering.
Prerequisites for Test Day
- Two computers, connected by a network, or a computer and a device capable of interoperating with the tested functionality
- A good mood. Remember; while we are poking into things that may make us angry or frustrated, we are doing it to make things better
- An up-to-date rawhide installation. See the instructions on the Rawhide page on the various ways in which you can install or update to Rawhide. If that feels too risky to you, we also have recent rawhide live images available that allow you to participate without risking your existing installation. Tips on using a live image are available at FedoraLiveCD.
Finally, if you don't have a rawhide installation and don't want to download an iso, your input will still be valuable if it is based on F11.
How to test
Sharing and discovery of shared resources in local networks often uses mDNS as provided by the avahi package. Unfortunately, the default firewall configuration does not allow this to work, so you will have to turn off the firewall using system-config-firewall or simply by running
/sbin/service iptables stop
for most of these tests.
Here are some things to look at:
- Simple file sharing
- File sharing
- Music sharing (DAAP) and Music sharing (UPNP)
- Remote Desktop Viewing
- Desktop Sharing via Empathy
Issues that were identified
|mclasen||nautilus could handle 'Public' better||Fixed in rawhide|
|mclasen||make 'Public' accessible from the capplet||#587114|
|tbzatek||password prompt not displayed when sharing set to ask on write||#590007|
|tbzatek||high gvfsd-dav memory consumption when copying large files||please open new bug if repro|
|tbzatek||delays showing up the new share in network:///||please open new bug if repro|
|hadess||UPNP share not appearing on remote device (selected VPN interface instead of local)||N/A||configuration option in Rhythmbox git|
|mclasen||Annoying error dialog in nautilus||#594495|
|mclasen||Consider readonly sharing||#594496|
|mclasen||Confusing password dialog||#594497|
|mclasen||timeout of password dialog||#594500|
|mclasen||Open network share when mounted||#497631|
|mclasen||doesn't notice if shares go away||#594507|
|mclasen||vino preferences link doesn't work||#521886||Unreproducable|
|mclasen||rhythmbox doesn't list shared music||#594517|
|mclasen||vinagre password dialog improvements||#594519|
|mclasen||mysterious option not explained||#594521|
|mclasen||vino statusicon improvements||#594523|
|mclasen||readonly checkbox should reflect connection status||#594524||Can't fix, limitation of vnc protocol|
|mclasen||upnp sharing in rhythmbox doesn't work||#594529|
|mnowak||Could not connect to shared music: "Cannot connect to destination" but shared source is present||#594503|
|mnowak||Menu option "Disconnect" is present on DAAP share even for disconnected shares||#594505|
|mnowak||Rhythmbox shows shares which are not present anymore||#594509|
|mnowak||"Share my desktop" attempt sent but not received on the other side of chat||#594640|
Things that work alright
|mclasen||Copying a large file to a dav share|
|mnowak||VNC was quite fine|
|mclasen||yeah, VNC was awesome|