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 new triaging netbook
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!