Upcoming Test Days: Preupgrade and Xfce!


I was reminded of this today (I’d totally forgot) so in an effort to get this info out asap I’m gonna blockquote Adam’s blogpost 🙂

So this week we round out the Fedora 13 Test Day schedule, which has seen us run the gauntlet from NFS, through color management and SSSD, scale the heights of Graphics Test Week, and will see us come to a triumphant finish with the Preupgrade Test Day on Thursday 2010-04-29 and the Xfce Test Day on Friday 2010-04-30.

These are two juicy topics: preupgrade is the recommended method for upgrading from one Fedora release to the next, and is widely used. We also really need to have it working properly at release time, so we need your help to test and make sure it is! Xfce is one of the most popular ‘alternate’ Linux desktops, and has a very dedicated Fedora SIG which works hard to provide a smooth experience and live spin, and has organized the Test Day to make sure the Fedora 13 Xfce experience is second to none. So please come out and help us polish off these final Fedora 13 features!

As always, the Test Days will run all day in the #fedora-test-day channel on Freenode IRC. If you’re not sure about IRC, read the guide or use WebIRC. If you can’t do the testing on the Test Day, you can still run through the tests and provide your results earlier or later; you’ll just miss out on the real-time IRC discussion, but that’s okay. You can do the Xfce testing with a live image which will be provided on the Test Day page. Obviously this isn’t possible for the preupgrade testing, but you can test it in a virtual machine if you don’t want to (or can’t) mess with your real Fedora installation.

Testing is easy and there’s lots of guidance on how to do the testing and file your results on the Wiki pages – you don’t need any special skills to help out! Even if you get stuck, there will be QA team members, developers, and other testers on IRC to help you out. The more testing we get done the more polished Fedora 13 will be for everyone.

Document Freedom Day is March 31st


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Document Freedom Day (DFD) is a global day for document liberation. It will be a day of grassroots effort to educate the public about the importance of Free Document Formats and Open Standards in general.

Complementary to Software Freedom Day, we aim to have local teams all over the world organise events on the last Wednesday of March. This is the third year that Document Freedom Day is happening, and we are again looking for people around the world who are willing to join the effort.

DFD’s main goals are:

* promotion and adoption of free document formats
* forming a global network
* coordination of activities that happen on last Wednesday of March, Document Freedom Day

Once a year, we will celebrate Document Freedom Day as a global community. Between those days, DFD will be focused on facilitating community action and building awareness for issues of Document Freedom and Open Standards. We hope that you will join the DFD community.

Who’s behind DFD?

Document Freedom Day (DFD) is organized with help of many different players. It is a community effort that we put together every year.

All of them will help us to get the word out on DFD 2010, be it by publishing articles about Open Standards, publicising the campaign, writing posts for the DFD blog, or simply helping DFD by putting the campaign icon on their website.

Document Freedom Day’s success is also based on the commitment of their teams of volunteers wordlwide, you can help them now: Get Involved!

Those are the current partners of Document Freedom Day 2010:

* ANSOL
* Fundación Vía Libre
* Free Software Foundation Europe

*all of this text was copied verbatium from the DFD page, it is GNU FDL license image licensed. http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html

Update on FreeGeek-Richmond and Software Freedom Day


Well, I had my shindig pretty well planned out,and then I found out that the room we are moving FG-R into has a minor mold problem.  So we won’t have the room ready to go before September 19.  Which sucks but does not ruin my spirit.  So instead of getting the people to come to me I’m going to the people.  I will be up at the crack of dawn or so; on my feet or, on a bike riding throughout town with my SFD balloons attached to mysellf and my bike.  I’m gonna try to focus my efforts on WalMart and downtown.  So if you see me give me a friendly hong and hang out for a bit and get yourself an ubuntu cd.  I hope to be uploading media all day (wimax woot!) See you then!