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

Walter Bender walter.bender at gmail.com
Wed Feb 10 18:45:18 EST 2010

On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 6:34 PM, Simon Schampijer <simon at schampijer.de> wrote:
> On 02/11/2010 12:20 AM, Walter Bender wrote:
>> On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 6:11 PM, Simon Schampijer<simon at schampijer.de>
>>  wrote:
>>> On 02/10/2010 03:14 AM, Mel Chua wrote:
>>>>>> - 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.
>>>> Do we have a way for feature owners to put tests somewhere testers
>>>> will know to look for them, and do we have a way for testers to file
>>>> their results? (In other words, do we have a test case system?)
>>> For the moment we only have the "How to test" section in the Feature
>>> page itself. There is no test case system yet. Actually, as I tried to
>>> point out in my mail, we weren't that lucky to have a QA team for the
>>> 0.84-0.88 releases. This testing day is a start to get people involved
>>> :) Having good QA happening is so important for the quality of our
>>> "product". There is so much we can do...
>>>> I'm working on getting a semantic mediawiki based test case system
>>>> (similar to the one we used to have at OLPC) going in a sandbox for
>>>> the SoaS deployment I'm working with in Boston, but that may not be up
>>>> in time, nor appropriate for longer-term results like Saturday's test
>>>> session. I suppose that in a pinch we could always list everything on
>>>> the wiki (I'd be happy to come in an hour early and set this up if
>>>> needed) but if we're going to be doing more QA activities down the
>>>> line, we might someday want a system that scales and is more
>>>> searchable. Not a vital-to-solve-now problem, but a definite "someday
>>>> we'll have to solve this" problem, in case anyone has any quick ideas.
>>>> --Mel
>>> Absolutely, agreed! I think the test cases we had at OLPC would be a
>>> good start. The future QA-team would probably take the information from
>>> the Feature page and create full fledged Test cases.
>>> And of course - there should be a smoke test...
>>> Thanks for your thoughts,
>>>    Simon
>> Is the intention just to test just Fructose or also Glucose? I am at
>> the point where more broad testing of the new Turtle Art (Glucose)
>> would be very helpful.
>> regards.
>> -walter
> My main intention for this Saturday testing day was to find the bugs in the
> Features that landed and to find out where we can optimize the UI including
> strings too. We have an UI freeze next Monday and String freeze one week
> after that [1].

Err. I haven't figure out how to put a box around the central icon yet
for the color selector. (I have a hack--put the box in the icon
itself, but perhaps someone more knowledgeable about gtk could patch
my patch and do it properly?)


> Of course, if people want to test activities too, I am more than happy about
> it. If you put your latest version in ASLO we can include it into the image
> for Saturday.
> Thanks,
>   Simon
> PS: There are still open seats for the meeting, better to take action now
> and sign in on the wiki page [2]!
> [1] http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/0.88/Roadmap#Schedule
> [2] http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/0.88/Testing

Walter Bender
Sugar Labs

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