[Libreoffice-qa] 4.0 Test week/marathon Re: [...-qa] 3.7 bug hunt party ?

Petr Mladek pmladek at suse.cz
Thu Dec 6 03:16:55 PST 2012

Cor Nouws píše v St 05. 12. 2012 v 10:53 +0100:
> Hi Michael,
> Michael Meeks wrote (05-12-12 10:34)
> > 	So - my hope would be that our Beta1 would be of a better quality than
> > previous betas out of the door :-) but lets see.
> Yep - fully agree with even such an expectation.

Beta1 build is in progress. Linux and MAC packages are even already
available at http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/pre-releases/

I did some very basic testing yesterday and did not find any problem, so
I am much more optimistic now ;-)

Why was I so careful? If you look at
there were about 1350 commits between alpha1 and beta1. Master was
hardly buidable entire Monday and big part of Tuesday. I wanted to be
rather careful with any promises and estimations.

> Still the natural behaviour of devs to do a lot of work, push late
> and take some risks, should be closely watched ;-)

I am afraid that we could not do much about this. We could encourage
but this is natural behavior for most people.

In fact, I want to say a big thank you to all developers. Of course,
there was some pain. But after all this has been the easiest beta1 from
my point of view in compare with older releases.

I think that testing from Thursday 13 to Wednesday 19th is perfectly fine and
beta1 state looks promising for it.

> >> When is the freeze for RC1 planned? It would be useful to have testing
> >> done so that the devs that are available, could do something with the
> >> result before the RC1?
> >
> > 	Quite; I think the details you want are all in the wiki:
> > 	http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleasePlan/4.0
> Know that, but fail to read when freeze for RC1 is - or is that the 
> range Jan 7 - Jan 13, 2013 ?
> That doesn't help much with strict planning of a QA event..

Heh, it describes real life. We used exact dates in the past but there
were delays of few days from time time. The typical proceeding is
described at http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleasePlan#Dates. We
are one day behind with beta1 so far.

I am looking forward to see the test week/marathon happen. Thanks a lot
for organizing it.

Best Regards,

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