Webcam Test Day on Thursday 2010-03-11

It's Test Day time again! This Thursday, 2010-03-11, is webcam Test Day. It's really pretty simple: if you have a webcam we want you to boot up a recent Fedora and check if it works. There's detailed instructions on the Wiki page but that's really what it boils down to - fire up your webcam, run Cheese or something like it, and make sure it all works well. If not, let us know about it! As always, the Test Day runs all Thursday in #fedora-test-day on Freenode IRC - see this page if you're not sure how to use IRC.

As is often the case, this event isn't really that Fedora specific: the work Fedora does on webcam support in the kernel and libv4l of course goes upstream where other distributions use it, so even if you don't use Fedora, come along to the Test Day, do the test with a Fedora nightly live CD so you don't need to install any Fedora stuff, and send in your results; if you report a problem and get it fixed, the fixed will wind up in your distribution too. Isn't open source great?


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