[Libreoffice-qa] Minutes - QA related - TSC call 2012-01-26

Michael Meeks michael.meeks at suse.com
Mon Jan 30 05:47:24 PST 2012

Hi Pedro,

On Mon, 2012-01-30 at 04:08 -0800, Pedro wrote:
> That is because there are fewer developers using the Windows platform and
> there are absurdly very few people in QA (and only a fraction on Windows).

	Sure, we need to do things to try to grow interest there, clearly the
efforts to have bug-events can be helpful. IMHO praise, and statistics
around the top <N> bug reporters / closers etc. helps motivate people

> Initially I found it shocking that in a project (allegedly) used by "25
> million users worldwide" only half a dozen cared to join QA.


> But then I realize that QA is extremely intensive (and frustrating at this
> rate of release). The other problem is: Developers (e.g. Michael) is paid by
> his company to develop for LO. Which company pays for LO's QA?

	Well - we employ YiFan full time for this, and Petr ends up doing some
of this work, and of course we try hard to invest in writing more and
more automated in-tree unit tests that (we hope) over time become more
and more capable, and do the more tedious core QA work of stopping
regressions for us all.

	But of course, we couldn't do very much without volunteer support
either in QA, or coding, or admin, or website, or ... so your work is
much appreciated.

	All the best,


michael.meeks at suse.com  <><, Pseudo Engineer, itinerant idiot

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