[ubuntu-studio-devel] Package Testing

Ross Gammon retail at the-gammons.net
Sun Oct 11 10:57:16 UTC 2015

On 10/11/2015 12:07 PM, flocculant at gmx.co.uk wrote:
> Picking up from where elfy left off.


> I don't use Ubuntu Studio so it's hard to know which is a standalone
> application and which are plugins for other applications you seed. So if
> something in the list is used within something else - it doesn't need a
> test itself, but needs testing as part of the other app, can someone
> mark those in the list if they can't be tested alone. I can mark the bug
> then and the list becomes smaller.

I was one who tried to help Elfy with Manual Test cases a while back.
But my problem is similar to yours, that I don't use all of the packages

But they do look mostly like apps rather than libraries.

> So, to use the package tracker - there needs to be a Launchpad Release
> Team - does Studio have one? (This is how rights to edit the tracker are
> set up)

Not sure about this, but we probably should have one :-) Kai can
probably help here.

> A few questions :
>   * What appetite is there amongst you to both write the tests and keep
>     them up to date?

I would like to have manual tests for all the important US packages. The
packages do slip through from Debian sometimes with bugs, and we should
try and catch them.

>   * What do you expect to gain? Is it worth the effort? Someone needs to
>     watch the tracker - check reported bugs?
> It might be that you're better off as you are - without using the tracker.

I think having the tracker, would help get some momentum in this area.
If we could point users/testers at the tests on the web periodically,
then we can at the same time encourage them to test other apps and send
us a text file with the bare bones of a test script.

More users/testers would probably be happy to write down the test steps
they use in pure text, than to learn how to write manual test cases in
the format required, and go through the merge process in Launchpad. I
would be happy to help convert what we receive into the right format and
process a merge.



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