[Libreoffice-qa] Bug Lifecycle diagram (was: Re: minutes of the LibreOffice QA call 2012-05-04 14:00 UTC)

Nino Novak nino at kflog.org
Mon May 7 16:27:15 PDT 2012


On 07.05.2012 20:47, Bjoern Michaelsen wrote:
> Hi all,
> here are the minutes of the QA call on 2012-05-04 1400UTC.


> bug wrangling (Rainer):
>     - handling needinfo bugs
Question: Do we have a bug lifecylce illustration? For not-so-trained 
people this can be of real help in understanding QA.
I found a generic one at  [1], but our friends at AOO do also have a 
nice one[2] on their QA web[3] which might be worth having a look at ;-)

[1] http://www.bugzilla.org/docs/4.2/en/html/lifecycle.html
[2] see PDF on 
[3] http://www.openoffice.org/qa/

Regards, Nino

>       - conclusion: more liberal use of assigned should be ok if in status "NEEDINFO" (only)
> AA   - send a proposal for liberal assigned use in NEEDINFO to Rainer for review (Bjoern)
>     - change version "master" to release branch on branch off?
>       see: http://rrbd.wordpress.com/2012/05/03/how-can-we-allow-more-purposeful-queries-for-version-master/
> AA - create a QA EasyHack "Gather own bugzilla requirements" (Bjoern)
>       - create a wikipage with what we have so far and link to it (Rainer)
> community building/communication (Cor?)
>     - the QA dashboard needs some love
>     - we should identify top-priority action items after each call, those should
>       be done ASAP/to the next call. The are marked AA+ in the minutes (Cor)
> AA+- blog about QA EasyHacks (Cor/Bjoern)
> AA+- blog about daily build changes/bugs/features from git log (Cor)
>       - this should happen best once every 1-2 weeks
>       - Rainer looking into this too
>       - if git log messages are unparseable to mere mortals, dont hestitate to
>         email the author about this, this should also encourage good commit
>         messages (Bjoern)
>       - this should also go out to the QA-List and social media
>     - To grow the QA community and get more people to run and test master we
>       should ask people to verify issues once they are marked fixed by dev
> AA   - blog about bug verification (Bjoern)
>       - the goal is not so much to supervise developer fixes, but the side
>         effects like:
>         - more people running master
>         - more people getting involved/started with an easy task on QA
>         - verification is positive/uplifting, while confirming bugs might be
>           more demotivating
> bibisect for 3.5 release branch and 3.6 master (Bjoern):
>     - no bibisect for 3.5 still (no urgent calls that it is needed yet)
>     - there is a up-to-date 3.6 bibisect up until 2012-04-28 with more than 60
>       full libreoffice installs based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
> AA - also rebuild the old ~50 3.5 bibisect installs for the next update (Bjoern)
>     - we should grow bibisect knowledge wide and far to get a stable pool of
>       people who can mentor it
> Next call will be on 2012-05-18 1400UTC.
> Top priority action item as hinted to me by Cor.
> Best,
> Bjoern
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