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On Thu, Oct 7, 2010 at 9:58 PM, Friedrich Strohmaier <> wrote:

Hi Thorsten, *,

Thorsten Behrens schrieb:

as we start to ramp up more infrastructure, I'd like to make
you think about what's crucially needed to do QA for LibreOffice

First of all, this is what we currently have:


* a LibreOffice technical list (I'd like to have devs & QA
  discussion there):

So do I, but I'd suggest to put the patch conversation on a different
list - sort of

* a bugtracker - for the while (use

* a wiki (well, soon ;))


* the testtool (similar to



Do you mean VCLTestool - used for automated testing in LibO?

Do we need a (VCLTesttool-used) test server? and
Do we need a build server like Java Huson?

That would be a big help (for QA members)

I'd prefer if we do the 3.3 release in a somewhat lightweight
fashion, and add tools as we go (and decide that we need them)



I know that the QA project has things like QATrack,
QUASTe, and TCM - but I wonder which of those pass the test of "we
really need it, and it's worth the effort to duplicate it/set it up".

What do you think?

I'll put here a short draft of my dreams if I think of an efficient QA

I think of three states the software idally should pass:

1. The most recent developer build (nightly builds).

The build takes days, so I would like weekly buids.

2. an "alive" release lets call it "LibO - fresh" which passed a quite
  short beta period for early adopters, experienced users, and "new
  features greedy" ones.

I thought our developers would work on git/svn branches so we have lots of
(like that way Linux kernel hackers do)

All the branches can combined as a "fresh" realease (.i.e. unstable)
Combined works on the branches those are targeted for official releases,
we will have RC1, RC2... versions.

This staging strategy will improve the quality of LibO - I hope.

3. a "mature" release which has passed ~6 months "fresh" state.

Question: How do us determine LibO's realease cycle.
I want it to be as short as possible (6 months?)

Best Regards,
Nguyen Hung Vu [aka: NVH] ( in Vietnamese: Nguyễn Vũ Hưng
<>, YIM: vuhung16 , Skype:
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