[Libreoffice-qa] Issues with 3.5.0 - ready for release ...

Dag Wieers dag at wieers.com
Tue Feb 7 11:32:31 PST 2012

On Tue, 7 Feb 2012, Cor Nouws wrote:

> But the quick look I had at the rough list in the train this morning, showed 
> crashes and such but as far as I could judge with special documents. Great 
> issues to solve for the next release(s) ...

I can demonstrate issues with some filters during conversions, and when 
generating (incorrect) Flat ODF have had crashes too (reported). Do we 
have tests doing automated QA (conversions) to test export filters and are 
we using fuzzing techniques to test our import filters ?

The conversion problems have not been reported yet, but I am sure if we 
throw more example documents (maybe from Google ?) at it we'll find a lot 
more problems in an automated fashion.

I remember at the LibreConference that Gabriel Monnerat of cloudooo fame 
was reporting the same problems and reported 10% conversion errors (LibO 
crashes and filter errors) on a set of 100.000 internet documents. Gabriel 
implemented various techniques to make his setup more resillient (killing 
run-away and memory-leaked instances, restarting on crashes and filter 
instabilities) bringing this number down to 1.1%. Which proves that the 
majority of these issues are not necessarily reproducable.

I am interested in this, both because it helps making unoconv a better 
tool, but also because it will learn me how to report such issues and who 
to address them to.

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