Quality Control Suggestion

Richard Kleeman kleeman at cims.nyu.edu
Fri Apr 28 04:48:35 BST 2006


I missed that thanks. I thought I might have been a bit redundant ;-)

The basic idea is to get community feedback on a software test list. The 
Ubuntu forum is probably a good place to attempt this. Once I have 
something I will put it on the wiki.

What are Simon's contact details? Is he the new QA guy?

What mechanism would you suggest to entrain the community on a wider 
scale into such this exercise?

Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 27, 2006 at 05:26:15PM -0400, Richard Kleeman wrote:
>> This is coming from a user who has been involved in 3 releases and 
>> lodged maybe 50 bug reports.
>> I understand that Canonical is hiring a QA  person at present so what I 
>> am about to say might be redundant.
>> I have found that in testing a release for my operational and productive 
>> use it is extremely useful to draw up a list of maybe 30 applications 
>> that are essential to my productivity. I then regularly run through each 
>> of these apps as the development progresses. The beauty of this is that 
>> it picks up any relevant bugs in a systematic fashion. I have lodged 
>> most of my bugreports this way. The developers have been very responsive 
>> to these bug reports in general.
>> So here's the suggestion:
>> Draw up several bigger lists based on extensive community feedback. 
> This is precisely what has been done at:
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing
> Feel free to contribute new test plans and work with Simon to polish them up.

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