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[opensuse-testing] Weekly News for July 23
The Testing Core Team held an IRC meeting at 17:00 UTC, July 18 on Channel #opensuse-testing on the Freenode IRC Network. irc://

Our first agenda item was for discussion of our experiences with 12.1 MS3. As this release was not available at that time, our discussion was limited.

Our second agenda item concerned our request to rename MS6 to Beta in hopes of increasing the number of testers in the critical late stages of testing. As reported last week, Stephan Kulow, the Release Manager, has agreed to make the name change although he doubts that it will make much difference. He also asked how we will measure the effect of this change.

We then discussed what metrics we might use to test the effectiveness of the name change. Thus far, only the number of downloads and the number of bug reports have been proposed. If you have any other suggestions, please send them to me. An interesting look at the number of bugs reported against release can be seen at for all versions since 11.2. The decrease in bugs against the Final makes it look as if we are doing something right. Of course, all statistics are lies! :)

Our final item of discussion was planning our next Open Bugs Day, which will be held on August 21, 2011 from 0:00 to 23:59 UTC. This date is 10 days after the scheduled release of 12.1 MS4. The emphasis will be on testing whether bugs reported for 11.4 are still in 12.1. They will be fixed if possible, or updated to reflect the fact that they still exist. All individuals interested in making 12.1 be an exceptionally good release are welcome. As we get closer to the date, more specific instructions will be posted. As usual, we will have special on-line tools to help you select a bug for investigation.

Our next IRC meeting will be at 17:00 UTC, July 25 on Channel #opensuse-testing on the Freenode IRC Network. irc:// We will discuss our experiences with MS3, now that it has been released.

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