[olpc-nz] Phone Call in 3hrs! [was: This week's QA teleconference - Call for agenda items]
holt at laptop.org
Wed Mar 3 21:03:11 EST 2010
Great news: the 8 units successfully delivered to Virtusa Inc in Sri
Lanka today! Contents including:
4 XO-1.5 C2's (labeled "SKU-99, ENGINEERING SAMPLE", early
2 XO-1.5 C1's (labeled "C-TEST, ENGINEERING SAMPLE", 99.999%
equivalent to the above?)
2 XO-1's (labelled "SKU1", to supplement the 2 XO-1's Sri Lanka's
Virtusa Inc already has)
Summary: 6 XO-1.5's and 4 XO-1's for Virtusa's team of 10 testers. Now
we need to begin prep'ing by reflashing to build os110 -- does Virtusa
have USB memory sticks of 1GB or higher ready -- ideally from several
different vendors to ensure XO compatibility?
PS those wanting to join the *Thursday* teleconference call in 3hrs from
now, let me know ASAP:*
00:01/Midnight(US/Boston)* *10:30(SL/Colombo) 16:00(AU/Sydney)
*Possible Backchannels irc.oftc.net:
And on irc.freenode.net:
* have all the people participating have registered on the testing
* OLPC XOs: testers to review http://dev.laptop.org/ for tickets
* any feedback on the fantastic testing being done by the New Zealand
* Sri Lanka's great gift of 10 full-time testing people over 1.5 months
(starting Mch 8?) can help us build back 2008's very inspiring community
Thanks to the Virtusa Corporation donating these 10 employees, and
proven formal methods we'll integrate alongside, like:
> Build 10.10 latest, 201 to be released soon (explanation development
builds: 100s - unsigned builds, 200s - signed builds)
* os110 is the latest development build; os111, os112 etc will likely
os201 is the latest signed/stable build on the early production
XO-1.5 laptops; os202 may not happen for a little while?
All XO-1.5 builds are available here:
* Decision around global testing method -- with Chamindra (Sri Lanka
Testing CoLead w/ Dhanushka & Kapila) explains the great streamlining
COMPARE ABOVE wiki.laptop.org methods.
Writing test cases and following them are a snap -- once someone
installs this PHP site?
* The Sri Lankan team is familiar with open sources methods, but
Cultural intros structuring/cleaning http://dev.laptop.org/1.5 and
http://dev.sugarlabs.org will be extremely important.
* While the XO-1.5's OS/Sugar Activities (and Gnome too) will certainly
be our core focus, side projects will hopefully also be important too:
- XO-1 : backporting Fedora 11 for ~1.5 million XO's already out
there? (Steve Parrish in North Carolina cc'd, please clarify your
- Similarly Martin Langhoff's possible Release 8.2.2:
- Sugar 0.88 (Holt asks Simon Schampijer in Berlin: what
testing/reporting he wants in March/April?)
(virtual machines or http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Sugar_on_a_Stick)
- Sinhala Translation work (Sri Lankan team can start / recheck
FEB 18 CALL NOTES from Tim McNamara:
Attendees: [Holt], James, Chamindra, Kapila, Tim
"1300 XOs in Sri Lanka..."
James - [OLPC's] systems test coordinator - Aus business days - testing
XOs 1.5, mainly hardware/kernel - integration between Sugar & h/w
features. lots of problems w/ software components. Problems with kernel
that are not huge issues. SugarLabs have issues. Important to test.
Produce lots of laptops. We think we have solved with laptops /
peripher[al]s. Problems shouldn't arise.
Software stack, Fedora 11 / where possible we fix the issues & send
upstream. Sugar is the UI.
Testlink allows test cases to be replicated easily. At the moment, there
is no formal method for testing. Balance between
informal/formal methodology to testing to be struck. Formal methods
could available to the community. With Testlink, just be matter of
writing test cases & then moving testers toward the site.
There seems to be a good past effort here:
"Friends in Testing" (Micheal Stone) community drive to do something in
the test suite. When a ticket is raised in OLPC, it's sent to Sugar.
Wellington, NZ update: numbers seem limited, Tabitha has moved to
Auckland - recruitment needed
Sri Lankan team to focus on Sugar/activities testing.
14 days' time. [phone meetings will be Thursday every 2 weeks, 12:01am
(midnight) Eastern Time]
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