Feedback on the Certification test suite - a call for crowd-sourcing

Asked by Bjorn Madsen

I looked at the test-suite and wondered why we (Canonical & users) are not crowd-sourcing the testing process?

I read the reply on that certifications are only done when manufacturers request it, but why not make two lists then? Ubuntu Certified &, Ubuntu User-Tested. I'm sure the community would appreciate that.

Hereby Ubuntu would be validated on more hardware, including its usage of auxillary equipment such as printers, usb-drives, etc.
In addition, fancy new hardware could be tested quickly (quicker)...?

For example I wouldn't mind running the test suite on my 8 machines, so that others could benefit from the additional knowledge.

Kind Regards,

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Daniel Manrique (roadmr) said :

Thanks for the suggestion!

It turns out, there *is* a community-driven Ubuntu testing initiative called Ubuntu Friendly. Users can run tests (that are a subset of the ones run for certification, basically so that the testing is not so cumbersome; we certainly wouldn't want to burden community members with the hours-long certification test suite) and submit their results, which get aggregated per-system, so ratings and relevant notes can be shared by community.

Have a read on the Friendly site, the process is clearly explained there, and do let us know if you have any questions or more useful suggestions. And of course, if you want to join the Ubuntu Friendly team, you're more than welcome!

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