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2014/06/17

LibreOffice community working hard to make the next major release the best ever

Filed under: Announcements, QA — italovignoli @ 12:32

Berlin, June 17, 2014 – The Document Foundation (TDF) announces the second LibreOffice 4.3 bug hunting session, from June 20 to June 22. The community has already made a large collective effort to make LibreOffice 4.3 the best ever, based on automated stress tests and structured tests by Quality Assurance volunteers.

Enterprise and individual LibreOffice users can now contribute to the quality of the best free office suite ever by testing the release candidate to identify issues in their preferred user scenario.

Participating is easy. Details of the bug hunting session are on TDF wiki (https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/BugHunting_Session_4.3.0_RC1). The list of LibreOffice 4.3 new features, which have to be tested for bugs and regressions, is also on the wiki: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleaseNotes/4.3.

To participate, it will be necessary to have a PC with Windows, MacOS or Linux, and LibreOffice 4.3 RC1 (available at http://www.libreoffice.org/pre-releases). A previous Quality Assurance experience is not mandatory.

Filing bugs is also easy, thanks to the help of the experienced volunteers who will be around on the QA mailing list (libreoffice-qa@lists.freedesktop.org) and IRC channel (irc://irc.freenode.net/#libreoffice-qa).

2014/04/24

Get ready for LibreOffice 4.3 bug hunting session

Filed under: Development, QA, Technology — italovignoli @ 11:20

The Document Foundation (TDF) announces the schedule of the first LibreOffice 4.3 bug hunting session, which will start with the availability of the first beta of the new major release in calendar week 21 (May 23 to May 25).

Participating will be easy. Details of the bug hunting session are on TDF wiki (https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/BugHunting_Session_4.3.0), where there is also a growing list of LibreOffice 4.3 new features and improvements to check for bugs and regressions (https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleaseNotes/4.3).

To participate, it will be necessary to have a PC with Windows, MacOS or Linux, and LibreOffice 4.3 Beta 1 (available at http://www.libreoffice.org/pre-releases), plus a lot of enthusiasm.

Filing bugs will be extremely easy, thanks to the help of experienced volunteers who will be around on the QA mailing list (libreoffice-qa@lists.freedesktop.org) and IRC channel (irc://irc.freenode.net/#libreoffice-qa).

A second LibreOffice 4.3 bug hunting session will be organized – with the same pattern – immediately after the release of LibreOffice 4.3 Release Candidate 1, in mid June.

2013/08/01

LibreOffice QA volunteers: armed and ready

Filed under: Community, LibreOffice, QA — bmichaelsen @ 16:00

The current budget of the the Document Foundation reserved some funds to provide the most active members of the LibreOffice QA team with TDF-owned netbooks. These netbooks where specifically selected to be configured with a platform the volunteer does not use on his primary machine, thereby allowing these volunteers to have multiple native platforms at hand for quick triage work all the time. This first set of netbooks went out to: Florian Reisinger (famous for the implementation of the Server-Installation GUI helping QA volunteers everywhere), Joel Madero and Joren de Cuyper, the latter two both very active volunteers and key players in the QA team that among others went above and beyond in organizing the recent Bug Triage Contest. This bug triage contest itself also has been a huge success, with many new contributors getting involved in QA and more than 580 bugs triaged. Joining the LibreOffice QA team like so many did in the contest, is quite easy — to get started contact the team on irc-chat!

Florian with his triaging netbook

Florian with his new triaging netbook

Joels bug triaging setup

Joels bug triaging setup

Jorens freshly unpacked netbook running LibreOffice

Jorens freshly unpacked netbook running LibreOffice

Keeping in mind that for each bug report fixed by a developer, there is another bug report triaged out of existance before that, the Document Foundation wishes Florian, Joel and Joren a smooth transition from the stressful pre-release phase of LibreOffice 4.1.0 to the for QA volunteers equally exciting post-release phase. Good hunting!

2013/06/13

LibreOffice QA Team launch a Bug Triage Contest

Filed under: Announcements, Community, QA — italovignoli @ 10:24
The competition will run from June 20th to July 5th, 2013
Berlin, The Document Foundation announce a Bug Triage Contest to prepare for the announcement of LibreOffice 4.1. The event will last two weeks during the availability of the first release candidate of the office suite, from June 20th to July 5th, 2013.
Details of the Bug Triage Contest are available online at the following address on TDF wiki: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/QA/Projects/Bug_Triage_Contest (the page is still a work in progress, and will be consolidated before the event).
The top 5 triagers – amongst the known ones – and the first 10 new contributors will win a TDF/LibreOffice T-shirt.

2012/12/08

The LibreOffice community organises a 6 day Test Marathon to help preparing the new 4.0 version of LibreOffice

Filed under: Announcements, Community, LibreOffice, QA — cornouws @ 09:51

Berlin, December 7 2012 – The Document Foundation announces the LibreOffice 4.0 Test Marathon. During 6 days, from December 14 to 19, users and supporters around the world will be testing the first beta of the upcoming LibreOffice 4.0.

The final version of LibreOffice 4.0 will be released in February 2013. By organising this big Test Marathon early, the developers will be able to fix many bugs before the release candidates and the final version are made available.

The LibreOffice community has organised various bug hunt sessions before, with many people joining, bugs found and tests done. This has contributed considerably to the overall quality of the product.

Also participants were enthusiastic. Thanks to helping in the QA work, they learned a lot about powerful functions of LibreOffice and tricks how to use the office suite.

Participating is easy and fun. Since the event is lasting a week, everyone may choose the moments that suit them best.

Details are available on the wiki of The Document Foundation: http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/QA/Test_Marathon_LibreOffice_4.0. There’s also an overview of LibreOffice 4.0 new and improved features: http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleaseNotes/4.0.

All participants need is a PC with Windows, Mac OS X or Linux, and a LibreOffice 4.0 test version (which is available from http://www.libreoffice.org/pre-releases), plus a lot of enthusiasm.

Filing bugs will be extremely easy, thanks to the help of experienced people who will be around those days to help users and supporters with tips, on the QA mailing list (libreoffice-qa@freedesktop.org) and on the IRC channel (irc://chat.freenode.net/libreoffice-qa).

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.

LibreOffice 3.6 Bug Hunting Party – July 6 & 7

Filed under: Announcements, Community, QA — cornouws @ 08:45

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 at the wiki of The Document Foundation, where one can also find a comprehensive list of LibreOffice 3.6 new and improved features.

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 the pre-releases web-page.

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), where many people are expected to join from 8AM to 10PM UTC on both days.
And of course there is a webpage withinformation on filing bugs.

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.

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