[Libreoffice] QA-hints ? -> question for devs !

LeMoyne Castle lemoyne.castle at gmail.com
Wed Jun 15 04:01:47 PDT 2011

On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 1:02 AM, Cor Nouws <oolst at nouenoff.nl> wrote:

> Hi John,


> What I am more looking for, is sometimes the hints related to (some of) the
> vast amount of code clean-ups/improvements, that possibly have influence on
> area A or B. (In the commit-logs for master)
>  Maybe maybe it is possible for the involved devs, when they think it is
> possibly relevant, to add a few words to the description so that it is
> indeed able to read that in the summaries.
>  ...

Sounds reasonable?

It is quite reasonable to try to get the dev work result to mesh with qa
testing.  Sadly, git requests that the short commit message be <41
characters. Personally, I struggle with that at each commit ;-)...  Git does
allow more lines in the commit header but those usually describe changes to
the code, are often technical and some of the comments about the
removed/replaced code do *not* belong on the wiki.

In the wiki of the future, the summary pages' bug numbers will link to the
actual bug reports (at least for fdo) so that the summary indirectly
provides the intended functional changes in LibreOffice.  The bug reports
often contain steps to reproduce the bug that make it clear where to test
the fix.  Perhaps the bug-fix section of the summary could eventually
include the bug summary (short desc) next to the link as well.

The addition of a bug number to the short commit message is the most
efficient way for the developers to pass testing info to qa.

Thanks for raising and clarifying the issue of qa's need for clues about how
to find and test the latest changes in any of master, 3.4 or the release

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