[Libreoffice-qa] LibreOffice QA call 2012-03-09 15:00 UTC

Bjoern Michaelsen bjoern.michaelsen at canonical.com
Wed Mar 7 03:48:25 PST 2012

Hi Nino,

On Wed, Mar 07, 2012 at 08:42:10AM +0100, Nino Novak wrote:
> I'd like to add a typical requirement/wish from an occasional tester:
> - to have an easy way to set up an individual collection of test cases which 
> can be reused (first idea: e.g. by tagging them), so that everybody sees, who 
> is "subscribed" to a test case (and also on which platform). Thereby, manual 
> release testing can be kind of self-coordinated without big effort. 

Noted. We will discuss that on the call. Keep in mind, that I myself know very
little about the systems (litmus, case conductor, checkbox) involved and their
abilities. I hope to learn more about them on the call.

> > upstream bugwrangling:
> >  - >1000 NEEDINFO bugs, what can we do about it? (Rainer Bielefeld, Cor
> > Nouws) - general bug stats (Rainer Bielefeld)
> idea/proposal from the German discuss list: to organize "Bug Review Weeks" (in 
> contrast/addition to "Bug Hunting Sessions") as community events, preferably 
> in native languages and only later on international level, so the learning 
> curve / barrier can be kept smooth. 

Go ahead and organize! Dont ask for permission to get started, just do and see
what works. Although there are quite a lot germans on the project our workload
and email load does not allow us to also keep a close eye on localized mailing
lists. So: So dont ask to ask -- just do it(*)! ;)

> An additional (possibly somewhat crazy) idea: To gather test cases from the 
> community by asking "What functionality do *you* want to be tested? Provide a 
> well-thought-out testcase for your personal most needed function (or most 
> annoying regression ;-) ".

Such things should never be one-way, but an exchange: You write one test you
care about and let others test it for you, in exchange for you testing the
stuff that _others_ care about. Somebody championing that (like Cor did for the
BHS) would be great. It is likely to late for the 3.5 series, but if this is
getting started now, it might easily be well prepared for 3.6. Are you
interested in contributing to this?



(*) The same applies to other local communities, of course. Spread the word!

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