The new isotracker
nicholas.skaggs at canonical.com
Wed Jun 20 22:45:04 UTC 2012
As some of you noticed this week while testing out the iso's in
preparation for Alpha 2 next week, the isotracker got updated. I
promised more information about the changes after they landed, so here's
a sampling for everyone to take a look at. At this time, the Ubuntu
Desktop amd64+mac in Quantal Daily and the Ubuntu Desktop powerpc in
Quantal Daily builds are sporting the new integrated testcases features.
Have a look at these pages to get a visual of what I mean:
Looks exactly the same at first glance, but click on a testcase and the
look is different than before. For example,
At the top of the page we have 3 links now:
Link to the download information
Detailed information on the testcase
Link to bug reporting instructions
The 'Link to the download information' remains the same and contains the
download links for the iso. The second link 'Detailed information on the
testcase' allows you to see a history of changes to this testcase (yep,
we're keeping track for consistencies sake!). Finally the 'Link to bug
reporting instructions' gives you information on how to report bugs
found in the testcase.
Ahh yes, you'll notice the testcase is now inline on the page and no
longer a link to click off to the wiki. There's a few more surprises as
well. If your not logged in, you'll be reminded that in order to submit
a result a login is required. And of course, if you are logged in, a
handy "submit your result" link is present. Finally, the submission form
itself has a small visual update that likely hasn't gone un-noticed by
those of you who use the tracker often.
So what's next? Well, the goal now is to get all the testcases migrated
into the tracker and off of the wiki. Next, we'll be migrating the
manual application testcases out of checkbox and into a new package
tracker for application testing. Then, we'll have consolidated our
testcases to one place and be able to manage and re-use them! Whew! (For
those of you willing to help, I'll send requests to out once everything
In the meantime, please file any feedback or bugs to the ubuntu-qa
website. Thoughts on the new layout, ideas for improvement, etc. All are
welcome. Or simply respond to this email.
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