How do updates work? Are they tested before being pushed to the repositories for all users? Can I help test them?
The latest version of software for each currently supported Fedora release must go through the Fedora Quality Assurance process (QA) before it is made available to you (and all users) via the Fedora updates repositories.
- maintainers are notified of new versions of software (https://release-monitoring.org is an automated tool that files bugs on Bugzilla when it detects new a new version).
- maintainers update the package keeping the Fedora Package Update Policy in mind.
- maintainers create a new update in the Fedora Update System: Bodhi
- Bodhi pushes these updates to the
- community members, and users test these packages, and provide karma
- if packages receive the required positive karma, they are pushed to the
updatesrepositories by Bodhi
- they are then installable by all users.
Testing updates is easy! Read this page to learn how you can enable the
updates-testing repository and provide karma: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Updates_Testing
For any queries, please contact the Fedora QA team: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA#Communicate