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Caio Tiago Oliveira wrote:
the QA project has things like QATrack,
QUASTe, and TCM - but I wonder which of those pass the test of "we
really need it

I actually believe that these are fundamental tools to assess quality of
a build, and that insufficient testing could mean that LibreOffice is
doomed to be "the nicer but more buggy brother of OOo" forever in the
public opinion.

Most of my friends already say OOo is too buggy. That is mainly due
to the longstanding bugs of the past and some old crashes, even
though we still with some annoying longstanding bugs.

That said, I strongly agreed with you here, that we should avoid
shipping with severe bugs.

VLC TestTool is a great tool to assure the quality of the branches
and releases. It helps avoiding regressions and makes the repetitive
tasks for us.

Hi Caio, all,

yeah, I think you nicely sum it up - so the tools mentioned are no
silver bullets, they don't per se give you a quality release. That's
why I asked what we'd _really_ need - it means striking a balance
between effort to set things up, or even recode them, providing QA
volunteers coming from OOo an effective work environment (there's a
certain amount of "but we're used to that tool!" mentality to cater
for) - and, I think that's the great opportunity - the chance to
honestly look at the process, make it lean, effective - and fun to
work with.

As far as I know, setting up QATrack for us is easy and Per said he
only needs a server. That's useful and easy to set up and use, so
it's a must.

Cool - so I had folks from France and Brazil offering hardware, let
me see if we can connect you.


-- Thorsten

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