[Libreoffice-qa] 4.0 Test week/marathon Re: [...-qa] 3.7 bug hunt party ?

Dan Lewis elderdanlewis at gmail.com
Thu Dec 6 19:05:12 PST 2012

      Perhaps a little bit OT, but what is the correct link to download 
the 4.0.0 Beta? Below I saw

"Beta1 build is in progress. Linux and MAC packages are even already available at

but the only Beta available at this link is for the Intel Mac. I have a partition on my hard drive for Ubuntu 12.04 64  bit but no Deb files I can use to test Base.


On 12/06/2012 06:16 AM, Petr Mladek wrote:
> Cor Nouws píše v St 05. 12. 2012 v 10:53 +0100:
>> Hi Michael,
>> Michael Meeks wrote (05-12-12 10:34)
>>> 	So - my hope would be that our Beta1 would be of a better quality than
>>> previous betas out of the door :-) but lets see.
>> Yep - fully agree with even such an expectation.
> I did some very basic testing yesterday and did not find any problem, so
> I am much more optimistic now ;-)
> Why was I so careful? If you look at
> http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/pre-releases/src/commits-libreoffice-4-0-release-
> there were about 1350 commits between alpha1 and beta1. Master was
> hardly buidable entire Monday and big part of Tuesday. I wanted to be
> rather careful with any promises and estimations.
>> Still the natural behaviour of devs to do a lot of work, push late
>> and take some risks, should be closely watched ;-)
> I am afraid that we could not do much about this. We could encourage
> but this is natural behavior for most people.
> In fact, I want to say a big thank you to all developers. Of course,
> there was some pain. But after all this has been the easiest beta1 from
> my point of view in compare with older releases.
> I think that testing from Thursday 13 to Wednesday 19th is perfectly fine and
> beta1 state looks promising for it.
>>>> When is the freeze for RC1 planned? It would be useful to have testing
>>>> done so that the devs that are available, could do something with the
>>>> result before the RC1?
>>> 	Quite; I think the details you want are all in the wiki:
>>> 	http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleasePlan/4.0
>> Know that, but fail to read when freeze for RC1 is - or is that the
>> range Jan 7 - Jan 13, 2013 ?
>> That doesn't help much with strict planning of a QA event..
> Heh, it describes real life. We used exact dates in the past but there
> were delays of few days from time time. The typical proceeding is
> described at http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleasePlan#Dates. We
> are one day behind with beta1 so far.
> I am looking forward to see the test week/marathon happen. Thanks a lot
> for organizing it.
> Best Regards,
> Petr

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