Coming up on May 28: Bug Hunting Session for LibreOffice 6.1 Beta 1

LibreOffice 6.1 is being developed by our worldwide community, and is due to be released in early August – see the release notes describing the new features here. You can help us to test it, and make it super reliable!

After the first Bug Hunting Session for LibreOffice 6.1, which was held on April 27th 2018, we’re glad to announce the Second Bug Hunting Session on May 28th – this time being held on a Monday.

In order to find, report and triage bugs, the tests during the Second Bug Hunting Session will be performed on the first Beta version of LibreOffice 6.1, which will be available on the pre-releases server on the day of the event. Builds will be available for Linux (DEB and RPM), macOS and Windows, and can be run in parallel with the production version – so you can test without affecting your existing stable installation.

Mentors will be available on May 28th 2018, from 8AM UTC to 8PM UTC for questions or help in the IRC channel: #libreoffice-qa (connect via webchat) and its Telegram bridge. Of course, hunting bugs will be possible also on other days, as the builds of this particular Beta release (LibreOffice 6.1.0 Beta1) will be available until the beginning of July.

During the day there will be two dedicated sessions focus on two of the tenders implemented in LibreOffice 6.1: The first to test the improvements on the image handling between 10AM UTC and 12AM UTC, and the second to test the HSQLDB import filter for firebird between 14PM UTC and 16PM UTC.

What happened during the first Bug Hunting Session ?

Since LibreOffice 6.1 Alpha 1 was released on week 17 of 2018, 91 bugs have been reported against Alpha 1 by more than 30 people, of which 26 have been already closed.

In total, 8 of these bugs have been categorized as critical, and 4 already fixed by the development team.

Base and Writer are the components with more reports, both having 18 each.

Many thanks to the top 5 reporters: Drew Jensen, Emil Tanev, Xisco Faulí, Telesto and Pander.

So join us on Monday, and we look forward to – and appreciate – your help!

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