[Libreoffice-qa] Creating test cases for Litmus server

Sophie Gautier gautier.sophie at gmail.com
Fri Nov 4 09:13:58 PDT 2011

Hi Petr,

On Fri, Nov 4, 2011 at 10:27 AM, Petr Mladek <pmladek at suse.cz> wrote:
> Sophie Gautier píše v Čt 03. 11. 2011 v 21:30 +0100:
>> As you know Litmus was only a default choice because we didn't find
>> anything better that could fit our needs. There is a new tool
>> developed by the Mozilla Foundation, but it won't be available before
>> some time from what I know. However, Rimas and Yi Fan have managed to
>> make it more comfortable and it's what we use for now.
> I am very happy that we have Litmus and I really appreciate the work!
> I am just slightly nervous that we have only few test cases. Also I am
> not sure if we do test runs regularly...
> There must be many people around that would want to help with testing.
> Every localization team team had its own testers. We need to encourage
> them. I think that the feature freeze for 3.5 release will be good point
> to get attention. I wonder if we could make it easier with few more
> changes.

Here it's less a problem of tool than process. The release process has
changed and we have to draw a new testing process for the language
teams. There is a sort of inertia between the dev process and the QA
before everybody begin to work. So the shorter the delays are between
the releases and the more difficult it is to organize tests. We need
now to organize tests over several versions and a longer period of
time. This should be documented and worked with the language teams.
They need to understand why it has changed and why it's important to
organize the testing periods within their language community. There is
a synergy to reactivate, push and make grow.
>> The best way for the moment, would be to add the tests on the wiki and
>> and admin to add them to Litmus. I know it's less easy and open than
>> we would like however.
> Yes, it might be a good workaround if the transition works reasonable
> fast. We could create admins from people that contribute many good test
> cases. So, it might balance the load on admins.

> Alternatively, people might send test cases to the libreoffice-qa
> mailing list and add [TESTCASE] into the subject. It would work the same
> way like [PATCH] on the developer mailing list.

it's a good idea too :)

Kind regards
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