[Libreoffice-qa] Proposal: Calls for Testing

Cor Nouws oolst at nouenoff.nl
Fri Apr 6 05:31:07 PDT 2012

Bjoern Michaelsen wrote (30-03-12 12:12)

> On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 09:43:21AM +0200, Cor Nouws wrote:
>> My take on this:
>> - What does make sense, is having indeed a list of areas that can be
>> clearly pointed at, and to mention them in a sort of standard post
>> on our official TDF blog. E.g. every two weeks 4 to 8 items and
>> guiding users interested to test in these area's to the daily
>> builds.

I will try to post such a blog next week.
Of course it helps if there are easy identifiable areas

Bjoern has written some important stuff for that below.
If you fail to read them now: post to QA list ad tag in commit message 
are the keys!

>> This is in the minutes:
>>> [...]
>>> AA   - propose proactive QA-list CCing on ESC (Bjoern)
>>> [...]
>>> AA   - Blog regularly about affected areas with call for testing (Cor/Bjoern?)
> lazy me forgot to discuss that action item on the last ESC call (luckily for
> everyone else, as that call was already too long). So here is what we should do
> to enable this:
> Whenever you (developer) have roughly finished working on bugfixing in an area
> of code or implemented a feature, send a email to both:
>     libreoffice at lists.freedesktop.org
>     libreoffice-qa at list.freedesktop.org
> with the subject starting with "[CFT]" (call for testing) and a description of
> where your changes roughly are. The call for testing is assumed to be for
> master, unless it says something different. Additional tags might be added to
> provide more info to the call. Here are some example subjects:
>   [CFT FEATURE] Better UI for Headers and Footers
> This would be a new feature on master.
>   [CFT 3-5] Copy Paste in Calc
> This would be bugfixing of the copy paste code for Calc on the 3.5 release
> branch.
> You might notice this is a combination of two other ad-hoc workflows we used to
> get started: the patch review workflow and the UX-advise mailing list to build
> bridges from development to the outside world. Having written such a mail does
> not guarantee there will be an army of testers skydiving on the feature, but it
> will:
> - lower insecurities in QA when feature is ready to be investigated
> - give QA a motivation to test master early
> - be an awesome base for writing our release notes, writing testcases for
>    Litmus (or whatever other tooling we will be using), calls for testing on
>    blogs etc.
> In fact, unless there is violent disagreement with this, we should just start
> doing this and see how it goes. ;)

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