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2011/12/21

TDF announces the first LibreOffice 3.5 bug hunting session to improve the quality and stability of the best free office suite ever

Filed under: Technology — Tags: — italovignoli @ 09:42

The Internet, December 21, 2011 – The Document Foundation (TDF) announces the first LibreOffice 3.5 bug hunting session, to be held in a virtual environment on December 28 and 29, 2011. Volunteer bug hunters will gather on the Internet from the five continents to spot software problems of the upcoming new major release, featuring a large number of improvements and new functions, in order to make LibreOffice 3.5 the best free office suite ever.

Participating is easy, and fun. Details are available on the wiki of The Document Foundation (http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/QA/BugHunting_Session_3.5.0.-1), where is also possible to find a comprehensive list of LibreOffice 3.5 new and improved features (http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleaseNotes/3.5).

All you need is a PC with Windows, MacOS X or Linux, and LibreOffice 3.5 Beta 2 (which can be downloaded from http://www.libreoffice.org/pre-releases), plus a lot of enthusiasm. Filing bugs will be extremely easy, thanks to the help of several experienced people who will be around to help users and supporters with tips, on the QA mailing list (libreoffice-qa@freedesktop.org) and IRC channel (irc://chat.freenode.net/libreoffice), from 8AM to 10PM UTC on both days.

A second LibreOffice 3.5 bug hunting session will be organized – following the same pattern – in mid January, immediately after the release of LibreOffice 3.5 Release Candidate 1.

The first bug hunting session has been organized by LibreOffice QA team, and coordinated by Rainer Bielefeld and Cor Nouws. At the end of the two days, Rainer and Cor will award the title of Bug Hunting Hero to the individual who has been able to spot the highest number of bugs, report them correctly and file them on BugZilla (http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/BugReport).

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