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2012/06/30

LibreOffice 3.6 Bug Hunting Party – July 6 & 7

Filed under: QA — Florian Effenberger @ 10:39

TDF announces the LibreOffice 3.6 Bug Hunting Party to improve the quality and stability of the best free office suite ever

Berlin, June 29, 2012 – The Document Foundation (TDF) announces the LibreOffice 3.6 bug hunting party, to be held in a virtual environment on July 6 and 7, 2012. 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 3.6 again 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_Party_3.6.0
where one can also find a comprehensive list of LibreOffice 3.6 new and improved features
http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleaseNotes/3.6

All you need to join is a PC with Windows, MacOS X or Linux, and LibreOffice 3.6 Beta 3 (or Beta 2), plus a lot of enthusiasm.
The LibreOffice 3.6 Beta is to be downloaded from http://www.libreoffice.org/pre-releases

Filing bugs will be easy, thanks to the improved bug submitting assistant and 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).
Most people are expected to join from 8AM to 10PM UTC on both days.

Information on filing bugs may be found here: http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/BugReport

People joining the LibreOffice Bug Hunt Parties not only do so for hunting new bugs. Checking and possibly categorising already submitted bugs also is a popular and interesting activity.

5 Comments

  1. LibreOffice is not bad, but it is still not my main Office work hourse. It is not 100% compatible with MS-Office. I do a lot of paralegal work and fill in legal templates, but LibreOffice strips the lineage from the borders off and also the numbering down the left side. I have submitted a “BUG REPORT” through bugzilla.

    Comment by Daniel — 2012/06/30 @ 21:59

  2. I just downloaded the Linux dev prerelease of Libreoffice 3.6.0

    But I had a serious issue:

    launching libreoffice, it loads itself, but, at certain point, application crashes

    this happened trying to launching swriter, scalc, sdraw… and so on

    if I try to launch soffice, application window does dot suffer of sudden crashes, but if I try to start a new writer or draw or calc document, application crashes

    the stranger thing is that no errors are shown in terminal (I launch application from terminal via command line)

    Comment by Dingo — 2012/07/01 @ 17:48

    • Information on filing bugs may be found here: http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/BugReport

      What you have found is referred to as a “bug”—a software defect which should be reported to the developers so they can fix it. The above article links you to instructions on how to use the issue tracking system for the LibreOffice project so that you could file a report.

      If you write about problems with software in the comments section of blog posts, those problems are quite unlikely to actually get fixed (on the basis of your comment alone). This is a harsh reality of most open source projects, particularly very complex ones like LibreOffice. Plainly speaking, the comments section is not the appropriate place to leave bug reports. You need to acquaint yourself with the issue tracking system used by the developers of the project, and read whatever guidelines they provide to ensure that you are filing complete, effective bug reports. Only then will you have a reasonable assurance of the problem you discovered being fixed in a future release.

      Hope this helps.

      Comment by Kevin — 2012/07/14 @ 20:07

  3. [...] Document Foundation paziņojusi, ka 6. un 7. jūlijā būs atkļūdošanas diena LibreOffice 3.6 versijai pirms oficiālās [...]

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  4. [...] Document Foundation объявила о проведении 6 и 7 июля 2012 года дней выявления ошибок [...]

    Pingback by Кампания по поиску ошибок перед релизом LibreOffice 3.6. Обзор новшеств | AllUNIX.ru — Всероссийский портал о UNIX-системах — 2012/07/03 @ 13:33


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