Vivid QA incentives report

Simon Steinbeiß simon at
Wed May 20 19:08:16 UTC 2015

Hey Paul,

On Sat, 16 May 2015 16:46:38 +0100
Paul White <paulw2u at> wrote:

> I wasn't really aware of what was or that the Xubuntu
> team even used it. When I have a little more time I need to study that
> site to get a better understanding of what I am being shown.
> I was really suggesting the introduction of something much simpler that
> could perhaps be brought into use quickly and updated easily, especially
> after a call for testing for the various milestones.
> Simple tools need to be used in order to attract testers and keeping
> them testing. Referring users that have only just started to contribute
> to testing Xubuntu to will probably just frighten them
> away.
> What I am suggesting is an easy to understand one-screen approach to
> tell testers what needs special attention during their testing session.

Yes, those are the exact reasons we started to experiment with Trello. However, being able to integrate bug reports etc into blueprints turned out too big a benefit and in the end, either is work. It's not like keeping Trello up-to-date isn't time-consuming or at times boring. Launchpad might feel (and be) slower, we can only hope for improvements there, and it might have a steeper learning curve, but in the end it seems like it better satisfies our needs.

Within sub-teams (e.g. development or QA), Trello can (and is) still be used of course, so maybe that can help with what you're pointing at.


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