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[Fedora Classroom] Fedora QA 101 and 102

This post will be summing up what we will be covering as a part of Fedora QA classroom this season. The idea is to understand how to do things the right way and to increase contributors.

The topics covered will be:

1. Working with Fedora
2. Installing on VM(s)
3. Configuring and Installing fedora
4. Fedora Release Cycle
5. Live boot and Fedora Media Writer
6. Setting up accounts
7. Types of testing
8. Finding Test Cases
9. Writing Test Cases for Packages
10. Github
11. Bugzilla
12. Release Validation Testing 13. Update Testing 14. Manual Testing
14.1 Release validation
14.2 Update Testing

The 102 will cover Automated Testing and How to Host your own test days during the release cycle.

To make the workflow smooth , we have made a book which will act as an reference even after the classrooms are over.

Automating Lights with PIR sensor and Arduino on Fedora

This is POC post about how you can start automating lights or a rooms , staircases and much more smartly and then normal switchboards do. The whole point of illuminating a room is to make sure the people who go in stay fine because , entering a dark room for many people is a task not for the chicken heart.

Lets first start with the requirements:
1. Arduino as basic as UNO should be fine
2. A bunch of wires
3. Couple of LED (in case you fry by ignoring the ground )
4. A PIR sensor

Let's jump right in:
1. First of all , you need an editor/IDE . For Arduino there is Arduino IDE , you can grab a free copy of the same from
2. Once you grab the files , you can either extract it manually or just let the File manager on your Fedora handle the situation for you.

3.Once that you are done , you need to install the IDE.

Once the Arduino IDE is installed , just go ahead and check for two most important things under Tools in Arduino IDE

Ports : It should point to Arduino …

Rocket on Fedora

This post is a very small example of how you can start creating small web apps with Rocket which extensively uses Rust under the hood. This post will just give an idea about how to get started if you are totally new to rust.

Rocket is a web framework for Rust that makes it simple to write fast web applications without sacrificing flexibility or type safety. All with minimal code. -
Getting started: Start by installing rust nightly on your system or virtual box:

$ curl -sSf | sh -s -- --channel=nightly

Setting up Project and Dependencies:
Setting up the project is easy cas you can go ahead and execute

cargo new hello-rocket --bin
Once the execution is completes , you will have a binary application created with a Cargo.toml file and src dir with inside it.

For setting up the dependencies you need to update the Cargo.toml file.

Now,it's time to update the source file with some values to show up when we run the up. In my c…

Fedora Media Writer Test Day 2017-04-20

Fedora Media Writer , is a very handy tool to create live USB media. This became the primary downloadable in Fedora 25. We ran a test day installment to check for 3 major OS Windows , Mac OS and Fedora. The test day focused on writing Fedora images (workstation/server/spins) to a flash drive.

This installment of test day will focus on out of the box support for ARM v7 Arch apart from Intel 64 Bit and 32 Bit. The testers can either download image of their choice and then verify if the image by checksum and booting it on KVM and of course bare metal.

We will be calling this test day on 2017-04-20 , grab a blank SD card or USB and it will take roughly about 30 mins with a good internet speed to complete the test case.

Details will be published in Fedora community blog and @test-announce list. 

The wiki page says it all

[Test Day Report]Anaconda BlivetGUI test day

Hey Testers,

I just wanted to pitch in the test day report for Anaconda BlivetGUI Test Day. It was a huge success and we had about 28 testers (many new faces) .

Testers : 28

Bugs Filed:[12]

Blog of the test day :

I would like to thank each and every tester and the change own…

[Test Day Annoucement] Anaconda Blivet GUI

Thursday 2017-04-06 will be Anaconda Blivet-GUI Test Day!
As part of this planned Change for Fedora 26, So this is an important Test Day!

We'll be testing the new detailed bottom-up configuration screen has been long requested by users and inclusion of blivet-gui into Anaconda finally makes this a reality. On the other hand, it just adds a new option without changing the existing advanced storage configuration so users that prefer the top-down configuration can still use it. to see whether it's working well enough and catch any remaining issues.
It's also pretty easy to join in: all you'll need is alpha 1.7 (which you can grab from the wiki page).
Anaconda grew a rather important new option in F26: as well as the two existing partitioning choices (automatic, and the existing anaconda custom part interface) there's now a *third* now you can do custom partitioning with blivet-gui run within anaconda, as well as using anaconda's own interface (bec…

Kernel testing made easy!

Hey Folks , this is sincere effort to bring into notice that people who want to stay on top of the game in terms of bleeding edge. The most important part is to check if the kernel version is supporting your system fine. If it does , then its awesome but if it doesn't you might wanna report it to the team with the proper failure logs which might be helpful for future references.

To get started with , you need a bleeding edge kernel to start with. You can get the latest kernel from Bodhi.

Most of the kernel(s) are updates and hence you need to enable update-testing repo to install the kernel from the update-testing repo. 
Once you have enabled the update testing repo , you can also disable it by executing "dnf config-manager --set-disabled updates-testing".While I'm writing this the latest kernel in update-testing for f25 was "kernel-4.9.10-200.fc25"

Once , you are done installing now , comes the part of checking if all the virtal features of your machine…

Contributing to Taskotron and Other Fedora QA tools

Here's all that one will require to start contributing to any of the tools of Fedora QA. You can find the list of the tools at []


This weekend , Kanika and me went down to SJCE,Mysore to give a talk on Github and Web VR on their annual open source fest - FOSSCamp.

Thanks to Sujan K. and all the SJCE for hosting us. The talk was scheduled from 2:30pm -5:30pm in one of the labs with fully equipped wireless and systems with mostly ubuntu/Fedora on them. After a short round of introduction , Kanika started off with Git and Github. Arvind and me were assisting people who got stuck during the hands on.This was more of a hands-on so we made all the participants run the basic commands and explained to them how they can start contributing to upstream projects.

We broke for snacks break at around 4 , post snacks Arvind started talking about Merge and Rebase but drawing diagram and then it was open floor for all the students to ask questions. Post QnA , we gave out resources which students can refer to.

With not much time left , I started talking about Web VR and started with very basic demos and code of how people can s…