Let’s test Ubuntu NOW!

Making Ubuntu better, if possible

Love an upstream project? Want it well tested?

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A couple of weeks ago we launched the Desktop Testing Program. You can read more about it in the original announcement but, basically, we have some infrastructure to track test results for desktop applications, a wiki that stores the testcases description and a large community willing to test every Ubuntu milestone.

The Alpha 3 testing cycle went very well, but we still need more testcases to make the Beta testing cycle event better.

Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre, one of the Network Manager upstream developers, stepped ahead and wrote some testcases for Network Manager. He, as an upstream, wanted Network Manager to be part of the testing program, to have the opportunity to get test results every Ubuntu milestone. His tests will be part of the Desktop Testing Program starting on Maverick Beta.

If you are an upstream (or would like to collaborate somehow with your favourite upstream project), you can review the available tests in our testcases wiki, and, if the application is already there, make sure that the tests still apply and write more to cover new features. If your application is not there, just create a new page and start adding new testcases. In both cases you can follow our syntax guidelines.

I think this is a great opportunity for upstreams to have their project tested on a regular basis by a great community, with results they can browse, in a repeatable way. I just hope more upstreams could know about it. If only this blog was syndicated in Planet Gnome


Written by Ara Pulido

August 18, 2010 at 8:44 am

Posted in desktop testing

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  1. Cool stuff Ara! Is this intended to be limited only to main, or are packages in universe also acceptable here? I have my personal test steps for my package wxBanker at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/wxBanker/BasicAcceptanceTest, but it would be cool to integrate this (or the appropriate parts) with the official testing if possible!

    Mike Rooney

    August 18, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    • Hey Mike! It has been a while! Where are you these days?

      In the beginning we thought the program to test the default installation, but seeing that there people interested in adding their universe applications, we have decide to allow that as well.

      Please, move your testcases to http://testcases.qa.ubuntu.com following the syntax, and I will add wxBanker to the list of applications.


      Ara Pulido

      August 19, 2010 at 1:48 pm

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