Coming up on November 19: Bug Hunting Session for LibreOffice 6.2 Beta 1

LibreOffice 6.2 is being developed by our worldwide community, and is due to be released in early February, 2019 – see the release notes describing the new features here. LibreOffice 6.2 will include a new (optional!) user interface design called the Notebookbarsee here for some screenshots. You can help us to test it, and make it super reliable!

After the first Bug Hunting Session for LibreOffice 6.2, which was held on October 22nd, we’re glad to announce the Second Bug Hunting Session on November 19th.

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 6.2, 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 November 19th 2018, from 7 AM UTC to 9PM 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 6.2.0 Beta1) will be available until mid December.

During the day there will be two dedicated sessions, one about the new KDE5 Integration between 11AM UTC and 13PM UTC and the other about the tabbed notebookbar from 15PM UTC to 17PM UTC, it is not experimental any more.

What has happened since the first Bug Hunting Session?

Since LibreOffice 6.2 Alpha 1 was released, 169 bugs have been reported against Alpha 1 by more than 40 people, of which 70 have been already closed, either by fixing them (30), as duplicates (27) or as invalid/notabug (13).

35 bugs have been reported for the ongoing KDE5 integration as a consequence of the dedicated session conducted during the first Bug Hunting Session.

Many thanks to the top five bug reporters: Telesto, Vera Blagoveschenskaya, Xisco Faulí, Andreas Kainz and Regina Henschel.

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