Berlin, January 7, 2016 – The LibreOffice community is working hard on the next major release of LibreOffice 5.1 – planned for early February – with a bug hunting session focused on new features and fixes for bugs and regressions, to test the second release candidate.
The session will last 3 days, from January 15 to January 17, 2016. On those dates, mentors will be available from 08AM UTC to 10PM UTC to help volunteers to triage bugs, on the QA IRC channel and via email on the QA mailing list.
In addition, there will be two dedicated sessions for Writer between 3PM UTC and 5PM UTC on Friday, January 15, and for Calc between 3PM UTC and 5PM UTC on Saturday, January 16. During the dedicated sessions, mentors and volunteers will concentrate all the efforts on a single module with the objective of confirming, reproducing and documenting bugs and regressions in a better way.
Those who cannot join during the bug hunting session are always welcome to help chasing bugs and regressions when they have time. The second release candidate of LibreOffice 5.1 will be available until late January.
Builds of LibreOffice 5.1 RC 2 will be available from the pre-releases directory before the bug hunting session: http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/pre-releases/. On the wiki of The Document Foundation there is a page for the bug hunting session: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/BugHunting_Session_5.1.0_RC2.