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Re: [opensuse-boosters] Proposal for Building, Managing Code Testing Ecosystem
  • From: Tony Su <tonysu@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2011 15:37:11 -0700
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Hello Andreas,

The proposal was created only after I heard that openSUSE expressed a
need for expanding the pool of people willing to test software.

I probably put the cart before the horse if there isn't consensus on this need.

But, if openSUSE really does need more Users involved in the
Development Cycle then based on my experience and in conversations
with other openSUSE fans, then common issues typically involve

- Connecting Dev with Testers. In other words, somewhere a Dev has to
be able to say "I've just written this bit of code which needs to be
tested in a such and such way" and people who are willing to test have
to know where to see it, be able to obtain the code and be able to
test in a meaningful way. Does this all exist now somewhere I don't
know(besides just throwing the code out there in Factory)?

- As is typically the case, besides experienced Testers, there are
others who might be willing to do some testing. Is there a published
guide introducing them to the world of testing? Is there a published
guide stating what is expected from Testers?

Also, for whomever actually manages overall development (Is that
Holder Sickenberg?), has a profile been created that describes what is
desired to do testing? Depending on management style, I can easily
envision wanting to cull prospects... Sometimes no matter the
enthusiasm some people just might not have the talent and be
worthwhile to use for certain tasks.


On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 2:39 AM, Andreas Jaeger <aj@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi Tony,

for me the proposal is a bit too high-level to understand what you want. I
would love to see some use cases or stories telling what problem you like to
solve and how.

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