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Archive for September 2008

The Google Maps API Open Source Their Selenium Test Suite

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As announced on their testing blog, and on the Google Maps developers blog, the Google Maps API team have open sourced their Selenium test suite.

Why should we care at Ubuntu?

Openness is always good news but I think having these tests publicly available is great news for the testing community. It is not that common that software companies open their test suites. Even more, there are many projects that being FOSS, have their tests closed. It is just a matter of culture, people keep thinking that testing should be something that a developer or a tester do behind the scene. We do need to change our minds, testing is just another step in the software development process and should be as open as software code.

Also, we could learn a lot from these tests about how to structure a Selenium suite and we could use this knowledge to test our own web applications, like Launchpad, or the ISO testing tracker.


Written by Ara Pulido

September 26, 2008 at 8:24 am

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Hello Planet Ubuntu!

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Yesterday, in the Asia & Oceania regional board meeting I was approved as an Ubuntu Member. I would like to thank the Asia & Oceania and EMEA boards, for approving my candidature.

Let me introduce myself a bit. My name is Ara Pulido and I live in Málaga (Spain). I am part of the Ubuntu QA team, where my main focus is automated testing for the desktop. My blog talks about software testing in general, Ubuntu testing in particular. You can read the old posts, if you’re interested in these topics 😉

Written by Ara Pulido

September 24, 2008 at 1:24 pm

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Announcing Ubuntu Testing Day

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We are pleased to announce the first Ubuntu Testing Day, that will be next Monday, September 22nd.

The Ubuntu Testing day is a special day where the Ubuntu Community comes together with a shared goal of testing an specific set of ISO images (Alpha, Beta, RC, Gold or Point releases). Taking the idea from the Ubuntu Bug Day, we want to apply the same concepts to ISO testing.

Who can join the Testing Day?
Everyone. You don’t need to be a developer. You don’t need to know how to code. Everyone is welcome. If you don’t know how to help, then just stop on by and we’ll explain everything to you. In fact, one of the objectives of the Testing Day is to help people willing to start testing Ubuntu to make it better.

Where to join the Testing Day?
Come to #ubuntu-testing on freenode IRC. We will be there day and night resolving your testing questions you might have. You can even ask for help on creating new automated tests for Ubuntu!

Normal testing activity takes place in #ubuntu-testing at other times also.

Which release we will be testing?
We are testing the Intrepid Alpha 6 release. Please, refer to the ISO tracker for links to the CD images.

Written by Ara Pulido

September 17, 2008 at 1:55 pm

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LDTP 1.3 will be IS in Intrepid

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Update: It is there!

Installed: (none)
Candidate: 1.3.0-1
Version table:
1.3.0-1 0
500 http://es.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/universe Packages

Here’s the email from the Ubuntu Installer:

OK: ldtp_1.3.0.orig.tar.gz
OK: ldtp_1.3.0-1.diff.gz
OK: ldtp_1.3.0-1.dsc
-> Component: universe Section: devel

Origin: Debian/unstable
Format: 1.7
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2008 09:02:32 +0100
Source: ldtp
Binary: ldtp, python-ldtp
Architecture: source
Version: 1.3.0-1
Distribution: intrepid
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Kartik Mistry
Changed-By: Ara Pulido
ldtp – GNU/Linux Desktop Testing Project (GNU/LDTP)
ldtp (1.3.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
* debian/control:
+ Updated my maintainer email address
* debian/copyright:
+ Updated my email address
+ Updated AUTHORS list
* debian/watch:
+ Updated for new upstream release
b6fdf1aa6d6087e8d5d19ee0613e6907 5177 devel optional ldtp_1.3.0-1.diff.gz
4bccad65d5e39505a9a86bc1eace2c6d 407838 devel optional ldtp_1.3.0.orig.tar.gz
37f46c0f739871405402d46d31ed0f7b 1081 devel optional ldtp_1.3.0-1.dsc

Thanks to the LDTP team and Kartik Mistry for making this possible.

Written by Ara Pulido

September 10, 2008 at 8:42 am

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