Exploring Ask ubuntu for quality!
nicholas.skaggs at canonical.com
Wed Dec 19 22:45:23 UTC 2012
I'd like to propose all of us as a community embrace Askubuntu as an
outlet for getting help and asking common questions about quality and
testing. The past couple cycles we've spent ensuring our wiki area
became more and more of a resource for understanding and providing help
getting started. However, the wiki is not able to be interactive, which
is why we have things like the mailing list and the irc channel, as well
as social media, the forums etc.
Although irc, mailing lists, the forums, etc can be interactive, these
mediums are not good places to store and retrieve information. In
addition, we have new and expanding knowledge barriers with autopilot
tests, autopkg, and the expansion of manual testing and cadence weeks.
It is my hope that having ask ubuntu as an outlet to ask questions and
get answers and personalized help and feedback in the ever changing
quality world. The upside is that unlike IRC, mailing lists (to some
extent), and forums, etc, this feedback is naturally collected, sorted,
and moderated on ask ubuntu. This should allow the questions and answers
to complement our documentation and wiki pages.
Now I am by no means an expert at the site, but I started by creating a
"quality" tag that we can utilize to ask, tag, and find posts pertaining
to quality. I'll be watching this page, and ask ubuntu in general to
answer any questions that pop up.
Feel free to post some questions (and answers!), and give some feedback
on what you think about using askubuntu. When you post, simply tag it
quality (http://imgur.com/JDFk0) to make sure it shows on the filter tag
page for each general browsing by the rest of us.
Ohh, here's some example questions I thought might be useful for asking
/ answering. Note, I've haven't yet asked/answered them (yet!), but I
would encourage you to feel free to write good questions and answers to
these and other questions you may have! NOTE, you can ask and answer
your own question for the purpose of distilling information.
What is . . .
How do I . . .
test a piece of software that has a 'call for testing' event?
see a list of testcases available for a package?
see a list of testcases available for an image?
test an image of ubuntu?
participate in cadence or milestone testing?
contribute a new autopkg testcase for a package?
contribute a new autopilot testcase for a package?
contribute a new manual testcase for a package?
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