Xubuntu-testing team status

Yuriy Kozlov yuriy-kozlov at kubuntu.org
Tue Jul 15 20:21:45 UTC 2008

On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 3:34 PM, Jim Campbell <jwcampbell at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I wanted to write concerning Xubuntu's QA and testing efforts.  We currently
> have a Xubuntu Testing team on Launchpad [1], but I don't think it is being
> leveraged too well.  For the most part, it seems like people sign up for the
> team, but they aren't engaged by anyone as far as being on a list-serve or
> knowing who to contact with questions.  And I don't think that they are
> being told what "testing" may actually entail, and may just see testing as
> running the development version of Xubuntu and occasionally filing bugs.
> The testing wiki has some sections that are out of date, too, though Dave
> Morley has updated portions of it.
> Partly for these reasons, I had previously proposed eliminating the
> xubuntu-testers team and migrating those members over to the regular Ubuntu
> QA/testing teams, but didn't reach much of consensus on the matter.  I
> thought that was a good idea, based on knowing that sometimes testers can
> help out with multiple tests (e.g., both Kubuntu and Xubuntu tests), and
> that having one primary team would keep everyone up to date on processes and
> best-practices.  Ubuntu QA has come a long way in the past two years.  :)
> Things change quickly, and it would be difficult (and likely a waste of
> time) to try and keep the Xubuntu testing wiki up to date with the changes
> on the Ubuntu QA/Testing wiki....
> Now that Ubuntu QA has its own mailing list, and seems to be undergoing some
> changes, I thought I'd bring this up again.  Would migrating xubuntu-testers
> over to ubuntu-qa (in whatever way would work for you all) be a good idea?
> What do you think would work best for you?  I would of course also be open
> someone from the Ubuntu QA team leading-up the Xubuntu testing  efforts.
> Thanks very much for your consideration,
> Jim
> jwcampbell at ubuntu.com
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I have generally the same thoughts about the Kubuntu Testers[1][2]
team.  It is loosely defined and encompasses responsibilities of the
bugsquad, ISO testing, package testing, etc.  Currently it seems to me
like just another IRC channel to lurk in, and even then most things
anybody says in there are repeated in #kubuntu-devel.  I think it
would be useful to merge the kubuntu-testers team into the other QA
teams, same as proposed with Xubuntu Testing.


What do you think?

~ Yuriy

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