[Libreoffice-qa] Fwd: [tdf-announce] The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 3.6 with a wealth of new features and improvements

Bjoern Michaelsen bjoern.michaelsen at canonical.com
Mon Aug 13 01:26:22 PDT 2012


Two points to this:

On Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 09:57:56AM -0700, bfo wrote:
> > I dont think discussing this on a mailing list will help us find the
> > silver
> > bullet to the problems you describe. However, you are most invited to just
> > us
> > on the next QA Call on August, 23rd 2012 1400UTC, discussing these topics
> > on
> > the phone is usually a lot more constructive.
> > 
> Hi.
> Thanks. I am not available in the working hours and really prefer text than
> voice.

The problem with 'not available in working hours' is something that comes up
again and again. Florian Reisinger and Rainer Bielefeld took some initiatve to
create 'virtual' QA Weekends over Skype etc. which is awesome, but maybe we
need something a little more low key but regular to get things started.

I still think something more interactive than the mailing lists would help QA
to find an actionable consensus more quickly. A starting point maybe would be a
QA chat that would be:
- taking place on #libreoffice on IRC/freenode -- this also might help grow the
  QA community by `dragging in` some users hanging out there
- be scheduled outside of (european) workhours (so that those who cannot join
  the call can join the chat meeting)
- as the qa call is biweekly: making this chat meetings biweekly in the
  alternate weeks (when there is no call).

As you might guess, I wont be able to lead such an initiative, but I would
support anyone who wants to get this started.

> Everyone can comment and brainstorm here.

Right. And that certainly will be a valuable input in for the discussions on
this in the QA calls and -- probably having the most impact on the
progress/change of workflows -- the LibreOffice conference. Anyone discussing
this here is seriously invited to join the conference. Note that there is
travel refunding available, e.g. if you are giving a talk(*). The call for
papers ends on August 15th, 2012.



(*) http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/TDF/Policies/Travel

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