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Re: The Fedora Hardware Project



On Sun, 16 May 2004, Chris Kloiber wrote:

>On Sun, 2004-05-16 at 03:49, Chan Min Wai wrote:
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>> Hello,
>> 
>> How is this hardware Project working? any plane?
>> and by the way are fedora going to come out with some test suit like RHEL3?
>> 
>> Like with the link below?
>> 
>> http://hardware.redhat.com/hcl/?pagename=files
>> 
>> Which will actually increase the speed of testing hardware.
>> However I don't really know if this work :)
>
>I don't see Red Hat doing anything official with Fedora hardware support
>anytime soon. That said, the scripts you located should work without
>{any,many?} changes on Fedora if you want to go that route. Remember
>that these tests are to see if the hardware falls over, they are not
>performance benchmarks. There {are,were?} glaring omissions in the test
>suite, like modems, firewire, and usb devices more complex than mice and
>keyboards.
>

Well I think most of those were written when many of the items didnt
exist (or were definately not on the supported list). The writers of the 
code were pretty sleep/food deprived at the time of writing so cleanups 
are probably needed. Thankfully I know that my 1 or 2 additions were 
cleaned out way before it got to a web page.


>I am more familiar with the Red Hat Enterprise 2.1 test programs on that
>page, as I used to be the person responsible for testing many of the
>IHV's systems during those days. The newer tests are actually easier to
>use I'm told, and I can answer questions about them (I may have to ping
>the author first, though).




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