Re-thinking Manual Testing

Javier P.L. fco.plj at
Fri Feb 1 05:24:44 UTC 2013

Cool Nicholas, a total +1 to this, I think it'll help me to get more involved in
manual testcase reviewing.

One think I'd like to see will be testcases in differente languages, a lot more
of people could help if they could be able to follow the steps.


On 30/01/13 at 06:10pm, Nicholas Skaggs wrote:
> So, in an effort to bring more focus and exposure to manual testing,
> I've been a bit busy setting up a cleaner way for everyone to
> contribute testcases. In that vein, I'd like to announce that the
> manual tests on the tracker(s) are now all on launchpad. There is a
> launchpad project and you can branch and submit merge requests to
> get new testcases or testcase modifications in. In addition, you can
> easily file bugs when you find something wrong in a testcase :-)
> Check the project out here:
> Check out the tests here:
> So what does this mean for everyone? Let me share my thoughts and
> talk about ways you can help.
> It means anyone can see all the testcases in use at anytime, and
> feel free to contribute / suggest edits, just like any other ubuntu
> project. We will sync the testcases in the branch to the tracker as
> updates happen to the branch. This solves several problems of the
> current system; namely, only testcade admins can edit the actual
> testcase, and credit for the testcase is not well represented.
> So what do we need help with?
> 1) The QATeam wiki ( needs updated to reflect
> the new project
> 2) The workitems found on the wiki
> ( moved to bugs on
> launchpad instead to enable better tracking. For example,
> This
> will allow us to better describe the tasks. We can tag them as
> to-do, and then assign and track and work them inside launchpad
> instead of the wiki.
> 3) And of course, manual testcases need to be written and updated :-)
> In addition, I'm working on a tutorial to demonstrate writing a
> manual testcase under the new process (similar to the autopilot
> tutorial). What else would you all like to see happen with manual
> testcases? What would help or hinder your contribution? Let me know
> your thoughts. Thanks!
> Nicholas

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