KDE Quality Team BOF
Review of 4.9 testing
- Was really only a trial, went well.
- Definitely better than if we hadn't done anything
- Regression email to Plasma worked well (though should probably stop now)
- We need to scale up what we're doing into more areas, without doing a worse job on it
Improving User Testing
- The checklists in Plasma worked well, found (and fixed) many issues.
- This needs to be extended to everything
- Aurélien Gateau, Copy Ubuntu's "checkboxes" (TODO find a link)
- It tells the user "do this [worked, broken, skip]"
- Then submits a report
- Don't be too specific in what to check, that way the user can spot bugs that are hard for automated testing to find.
- Less work to write than automated tests, and more flexible.
- too many false positives / minor issues hide the big issues
- Aleix Poi apparently has a static analyser written for a thesis we could look at.
- Needs to be more open
- We need examples/docs. What it does + how to use it.
- This is a useful test, however it's quite tricky to use/analyse, so reports should only be done by developers testing (to identify which lib a leak is in for example)
- Someone should write a wiki page on how to memcheck, filter out nonsense that we can't fix.
- Then submit leaks as bug reports with valgrind backtraces
Improving Tester numbers
- Rohan Garg to make VirtualBox images of ProjectNeon. Has some issues, hopefully can all be fixed before 4.10
- Aurélien Gateau suggested modifying the release numbers to something more easier.
- 4.9.71 = alpha1
- 4.9.72 = alpha2
- 4.9.73 = alpha3
- 4.9.81 = beta1
- 4.9.82 = beta2
- 4.9.91 = RC1
- 4.9.92 = RC2
- suggest changing for 4.10
- everyone should listen to Jeroen on bugzilla management.
- Extra Mile BoF
- Was agreed to put it under the banner of "KDE Quality" and do the discussions/planning on our mailing list/IRC channel. If you have any objections to that, please raise them now.
- Write an email to the kde-release-team with the proposed release numbers (Albert attended the BoF, he already knows about)
- Write a tool for showing "UI test steps"
- Write some test examples (suggest Aurélien Gateau does gwenview, David Edmundson to do KTP, then we can encourage users to write tests for the others)
- Sort out Jenkins
- find a way to highlight the important issues in EBN
- Tools page in wiki needs splitting into debuggers/profilers (such as gammaray) and actual testing tools
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