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[opensuse-testing] Special News Item about Open-Bugs_Day
To the TCT:

I will be submitting information about the Open-Bugs-Day to the openSUSE newsletter both in my regular weekly column and as a special item. Please review the two items and suggest any changes:

Special News Item

The number of open 11.4 and Factory bugs at is very large. The members of the openSUSE Testing Core Team (TCT) thinks that many of these are obsolete and can be closed so that they do not interfere with clearing of important bugs that remain in 11.4 RC1. As the remaining time before the release of 11.4 RC2 is short, the TCT has declared next Sunday, February 20 from 0:00 to 23:59 UTC as Open-Bugs-Day. The team members and as many volunteers as possible will be reading the bugs list and testing to see which of them cannot be reproduced and closed.

To entice volunteers, we have obtained 10 T-shirts to be awarded to the most active participants. The specific details are presented at In case of questions or general chatting, at least one member of the TCT will be available on the #opensuse-testing IRC channel on Freenode.

Regular News Item

The Testing Core Team held an IRC meeting on February 14, 2011 at 18:00 UTC.

The first agenda item was our experiences with installing and running openSUSE 11.4 RC1. Each of the members present had installed the new release on several systems. No one had any significant problems. As I noted last week, my personal experiences are very good. Other than a failure for NetworkManager to start automatically, I have found no problems. I am running 11.4 on both 32- and 64-bit systems.

The second item that we discussed was the large number of open 11.4 bug reports at The major concern is that these will interfere with the resolution of important bugs with such a short time before 11.4 RC2 is released. After that only critical bugs can be addressed. Our solution is to hold an Open-Bugs-Day on Sunday, February 20 from 0:00 to 23:59 UTC. During the entire day, someone from the TCT will be available on the #opensuse-testing IRC channel on Freenode. The plan is to test which open 11.4 bugs can be closed. If anyone has further questions, there is a wiki at Please join in the efforts.

Bernhard Wiedermann then discussed the contacts he had made at FOSDEM and the extensions to openQA that will result. The first is to test Firefox by using the mozmill test scripts from Mozilla. The results are automatically fed back to Mozilla's test database. As openSUSE makes changes to the standard Firefox configuration, these tests are valuable to both sides. Bernhard also plans to start automated testing of the LibreOffice suite and will soon begin automated testing of YaST. These extra tests will be limited to Gnome, with one test per architecture per day.
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