[Testing] Update on SoaS testing process
cbigenho at hotmail.com
Mon Jun 21 19:48:20 EDT 2010
Sounds great! So much better than just poking around to see what works.
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2010 09:37:59 +1000
From: quozl at laptop.org
To: testing at lists.laptop.org
Subject: [Testing] Update on SoaS testing process
For those yet to discover it, SoaS is a USB stick bootable build of
Fedora with Sugar. Testing the activities in the context of SoaS may
improve the quality of activities that eventually reach XO builds.
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Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2010 16:26:39 -0400
From: mel at melchua.com
To: soas at lists.sugarlabs.org
Subject: [SoaS] Update on SoaS testing process
We're getting together a testing process and infrastructure for SoaS
(which should be generally adaptable to Sugar and Activities in the
future). This is a weekly report of progress; I'll try to do these
before SoaS weekly meetings
(http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Sugar_on_a_Stick_meetings) in the future.
Current progress is at
Our test process, which is under construction, will consist of the
# An agreed-upon image each week for testers to attack. This will be the
nightly build as of 23:59:59 GMT each Thursday.
# An agreed-upon set of test cases for them to execute (iow, the "test
plan" thing we haven't had before)
# An agreed-upon place and format for the results from running those
test cases to be reported to
# An agreed-upon $datetime each week by which all test results for that
week will be submitted - so that the development team has a chance to
look at those results and revise the build before the next test image
The first thing we are doing is getting a weekly image under test to
automatically appear at a static link. We are going to set up a cron job
so the nightly build (from
http://alt.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/nightly-composes/soas/ - which we
need to start up again from the Fedora side) grabs and archives the
appropriate image-under-test to http://download.sugarlabs.org/soas/test/
(which was just created for this very purpose).
Once that is working, we will create a place to report test results,
write a first example test case, and put out our first weekly call for
For those who want to get started helping with testing and don't know
where to start, writing test cases for Activities is a fine way to do
it. For an example, see http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Tests/Activity/Analyze
- think of test cases as "scripts for human beings rather than
computers," and you won't be far off. A newcomer should be able to
follow your instructions, start to finish, without needing to ask any
questions, and end up completing exactly the same process and getting
exactly the same results you did.
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