Trusty QA quick recap and look forward

PK pliniusminor at
Thu Mar 20 18:54:55 UTC 2014

My two cents:

I think it's good if the main quality focus is on the LTS. The short-lived
intermediate versions don't interest me much; I see them as a testbed for
innovations, and not as "work horses" that require extra attention for
stability and reliability. "Want stable? Go LTS!" is a simple message that
everyone can easily understand and approve of, I think.

In 14.04 LTS an important step has been made towards modernization: the
Whisker menu and the single desktop bar. Excellent. Cool and slick. Nice
artwork, beautiful deep blue wallpaper. Radiates quality in a restrained

One thing I'd really like (ceterum censeo, as the Roman statesman used to
say), is to see Abiword and Gnumeric being replaced by LibreOffice. It
would make the default installation so much better.... First impressions
matter a lot.

Regards, Pjotr.

2014-03-20 14:18 GMT+01:00 Elfy <ub.untu at>:

>  A lot of work has gone into QA from all sides this cycle.
> What I'd like to get from replies to this mail is what *you* thought
> could have been done better, what could have happened sooner, thoughts for
> what we could do in the next cycle.
> As an example,  we're looking at Exploratory Testing either on it's own or
> in conjunction with calls from us to test areas. Simply put - use the
> applications you normally do and report problems.
> The problem I can foresee with that is that we'd get little testing
> reported without calls.
> Another idea I'm toying with at the moment is not worrying so much about
> testing packages marked as optional - having a different set of tests for
> non-LTS releases ...
> Ideas people - think outside the box if you've time :)
> Hopefully we'll get some ideas that will make everyone's life a bit easier
> during the 14.10 cycle and on
> Elfy
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