Quality Control Suggestion
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:
> Feel free to contribute new test plans and work with Simon to polish them up.
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