[Sugar-devel] [Testing] Fedora Sugar Test Day - Test case content, location

Samuel Greenfeld greenfeld at laptop.org
Fri Feb 17 11:45:55 EST 2012

Fedora test days historically have been Thursdays to help make it a regular
event that's easy to schedule around:


If there is significant interest for another day of the week, we can
consider asking for it.

On Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 11:41 AM, rihoward1 at gmail.com
<rihoward1 at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Feb 16, 2012, at 11:36 AM, Samuel Greenfeld wrote:
> > On March 22 there will be a Sugar test day for Fedora 17.  This means
> that the Fedora community in general will be gathering to look at Sugar and
> see what issues we have close to the end of the Sugar 0.96 cycle.
> >
> March 22nd is a Thursday.  Is the March 22nd date for Sugar Test Day set
> in stone?  Picking a Thursday is a bit unfortunate because a lot of
> volunteers with experience of Sugar will either be at their jobs or school.
>  Now if it was on a weekend....
> Robert H.
> > To help keep track of what was found and tell people where to look, we
> ideally should have test cases for the volunteers willing to help us that
> day that may be unfamiliar with Sugar.  But the first question I have is
> where these test cases should be hosted.
> >
> > Historically OLPC has tried to use their wiki with some semantic markup
> to store test cases & results for both the XO and Sugar.  But this setup is
> not easily searched, is prone to caching old information unless the Wiki
> pages are "purged", and can get confusing if you have to support later test
> plans and/or updated test case versions.
> >
> > Fedora also stores test cases in their Wiki, and links them to packages
> in Bodhi to help in verification.  They take a simpler approach to their
> Wiki design than what OLPC uses.   Fedora supposedly was to move to a test
> case management system called Nitrate to match Red Hat, but to date this
> has not happened.
> >
> > A year or so ago I had a wild idea to create a system where test cases
> and results could be exchanged so Ubuntu users could see how a program
> worked in Fedora, what upstream saw, etc.  But this has yet to materialize
> beyond a few sketches.
> >
> > So we need to come up with a location & design that has a set of test
> cases & results that everyone (including Ubuntu, etc.) can consider
> authoritative & up-to-date for testing Sugar, and ideally support test
> cases for XO hardware, the school server, etc. as well.
> >
> > ---
> > SJG
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