[Libreoffice] [QA] Existing practice & open questions
thb at documentfoundation.org
Thu Nov 11 00:55:02 PST 2010
following is a list of current QA practices I'm aware of:
New bugs come in, get assigned to the
libreoffice-bugs at lists.freedesktop.org bug alias (throw me a mail if
you want to be added there), and then get triaged / assigned to
Here's the list of people covering certain areas of LibO (so you know
whom to assign to):
If you need additional info from the reporter, Kendy suggested this:
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Whiteboard: infoprovider:address at of.the.info.provider
Addition Comments: Please provide the missing strace, and also the exact
steps to reproduce, etc.
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When the info is provided, you'd reset Whiteboard and remove NEEDINFO
There's one more nice keyword - 'patch' - for bugs with a patch
More random info: this useful script to enrich OOo issuezilla:
* translation bugs - whom to assign them to? It would be cool to have
one contact per established NL project in the FindTheExpert list
* crazy bugs - want LibO as a mail client, video editor, picture
editor, twitter client, etc. - what to do with those? close them,
probably - but maybe move the gist to some wiki CrazyFeatures page?
* list of assignees is too small - we'd need more subject area
* very hard to see whether there's any input in bugs - need to
manually take the needinfo off - nobody does it, since it's not
automatic - can we add that to the greasemonkey script (and where
is the script)?
* Bug and feature targets - what prio and severity for which kind of
problem, and what must/should be fixed for a next release? Should
we also introduce something like a suggested target release (aka
OOo 3.x, OOo later etc.)?
* we need nightly builds!
* suggestion: provide pdb files for win32, so one can use windbg
* encourage people to add stack traces for crashes / hangs to their
bugs - merge stack trace dupes from fdo -> is there a floss tool to
do fuzzy stack trace matching?
* when a crash happens - want proper crash reporting - suggest to
install debug packages, point to wiki page for further help, for
obtaining proper backtraces. Along the lines of
http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Bugreport_OOo I think.
Feedback appreciated - especially for the last section. ;)
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