LibreOffice 5.4 is due to be announced at the end of July 2017, with many new features (those already implemented are summarized on the release notes page – https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleaseNotes/5.4 – with much more to come).
In order to find, report and triage bugs, the QA team is organizing the first Bug Hunting Session on Friday, April 28, 2017. All details are available on the specific wiki page: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/QA/BugHuntingSession/5.4.0Alpha.
Tests will be performed on the first Alpha version of LibreOffice 5.4, which will be available on the pre-releases server (http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/pre-releases/) a few days before the event. Builds will be available for Linux (DEB and RPM), macOS and Windows – and they will run in parallel with the production version, so you don’t have to install the version of LibreOffice you’re using.
Mentors to help you report and confirm bugs will be available on April 28, 2017, from 8AM UTC to 10PM UTC. Of course, hunting bugs will be possible also on other days, as the builds of this particular Alpha release (LibreOffice 5.4.0 Alpha1) will be available until the middle of May.
During the day there will be two dedicated sessions: the first to chase bugs on the main LibreOffice modules between 3PM UTC and 5PM UTC, and the second to test a set of the top 7 features between 5PM UTC and 7PM UTC.
During the dedicated sessions, we will concentrate all efforts on chasing and reproducing bugs, in order to confirm and file them in a more comprehensive way. Of course, the more comprehensive will be the bug report, the easier will be for the developers to solve the bugs in time for the final release.
We hope to see you there, and if you take part, thanks for helping to make LibreOffice more robust for everyone!