[IAEP] [ANNOUNCE] Sugar 0.88 --- Testing Day --- Saturday 13th of February

Tomeu Vizoso tomeu at sugarlabs.org
Tue Feb 9 19:15:04 EST 2010

On Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 11:40, Simon Schampijer <simon at schampijer.de> wrote:
> Dear Sugar community,
> the preparation for the 0.88 is getting close and the fearless Feature
> owners are working together with the 'keeping-everything-together"
> maintainers to produce another release. However, this will only get a
> rock solid software with testing and bug fixing!
> And, guess what, YOU can help to make this happen!
> We invite you to join in this Saturday for our first Sugar 0.88 testing day.
> *** When: Saturday 13th of February
>           Kickoff-Meeting 1: 14:00 UTC
>           Kickoff-Meeting 2: 19:00 UTC
> *** Where: Channel: #sugar (irc-freenode)
> *** Todo: Put your name on the wiki page [1]
> *** How to test: We will use a Sugar on a Stick [2] image with the
> latest 0.87.x release. This will contain the 0.88 Features landed. The
> image will be present at the end of the week and linked on the wiki [3]
> page and announced on the mailing list.
> This will be an asynchronous effort, hence "Testing day" :). However we
> will do two kickstart meetings. One at 14:00 UTC and one at 19:00 UTC.
> In these meetings we will give a short introduction to what to test and
> answer questions about how to get the image on a usb-key and of course
> how to gather the results. Instructions will of course be present on the
> wiki page, too.
> *** Help needed:
> I am kicking off this testing day, since I think this is vital to the
> success of the 0.88 release. We had problems in the last releases that
> testing did not happen at all or too late, hence bugs were found late
> etc. We want to advance in this regard.
> To make this meeting a success help is needed in the following areas:
> - Of course, testing. Join the testing day, do testing and follow the
> instructions to gather that feedback (bug report etc).
> - Testing instructions: As described in the "Feature Status" mail, the
> feature owners have to fill out the "How to test" section in the Feature
> page before the testing day. This should be as detailed as possible,
> imagine what could possibly go wrong and how a tester could test that
> Feature without having the technical background and has not been working
> on that Feature for days, weeks or months.
> - Follow up on bug reports: The Feature owners and bug submitter has to
> follow up on the bug reports. The final goal is of course to fix the
> bug. This is a little process that often takes several iterations to be
> done. Ideally, Feature Owners are present at the Testing day, too. To
> help gathering the feedback and answer possible questions. Please fill
> in the field 'Feature owner' [3] when you can attend the meeting and are
> a Feature owner.
> - Running the testing day: We need people to help coordinating that day.
> Keeping the wiki page up to date. Being present at the kickstart
> meetings. Helping people to flash their usb keys, enter bug reports etc.
> Please fill in the field 'Coordinator' when you can help in this area [3].
> Suggestions, additions, questions are highly welcome of course.

I will be around in #sugar for anything I can help with, and of
course, doing some testing myself. Having SoaS images is a great

See you all,


> Thanks,
>    Simon
> [1] http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/0.88/Testing#Attendees
> [2] http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Sugar_on_a_Stick
> [3] http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/0.88/Testing#Testing_image
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