Mac OS X (X11) Quality Assurance
Mac OS X Quality Assurance
Maho Nakata posts builds to a File Transfer Protocol (ftp) at ooopackages.good-day.net/pub/OpenOffice.org/MacOSX
James McKenzie , Alexis Pigeon, Shaun McDonald, Joerg Sievers (Automation), Martin Srebotnjak (Slovenian) ... [FIXME] : complete the list
QA for 2.2
Description of the process: Testing of OpenOffice.org is to reproduce actions taken by the ordinary user, either manually (not preferred) or automatically (preferred) test sequences. The localization project (L10N) also checks all menus and other written items for proper wording for the available languages.
- How can I help QA OpenOffice on the Mac? First, the OpenOffice.org product is volunteer. So, you are asked to add your efforts to those of hundreds if not thousands of others who volunteer for coding, testing and production. Please join the email@example.com developer's mailing list and post a message explaining your experience and the language you would like to test. Reminder: en_GB is different from en_US. - How current tests are processed The current process for QA of Mac OS X is explained at the TCM site and involves conducting a series of manual tests as well as automated tests. If a new release candidate is produced with no changes to the Mac OS X version, we conduct a shortened series of tests called sanity testing to insure no new problems or the recurrence of old problems. - clear rules about QA on Mac OS X. All QA tests should be conducted per instructions on the TCM web site. All final results are to be entered on the QA Tracker system. The QA Tracker system allows you to check out a release by language, operating system and platform. You then may either accept or reject the release candidate. Release candidates should be rejected if a problem is encountered that cannot be worked around and would cause a user to abandon use of OpenOffice.org IN A PRODUCTION work environment. This means if Writer suddenly aborts, you must reject the release. If fonts appear strange on the page, but print ok, this would not result in a reject, but an issue should still be created. This system is also used to track QA testing in process with the name of the person conducting the tests. Any problems encountered WILL have an Issue opened for them, if new, or updated, if existing, in the Issue Tracker system. Please input as much information as possible in the Issue Tracker. At a minimum, you should input the steps needed to replicate the problem you encountered and which release you were using of OpenOffice.org, Mac OS X and X11. Any additional information you feel that will help a developer fix the problem can be included, such as crash logs, which are found using the Console application and opening the local user Library/logs file and looking for soffice.bin.crash logs. Please do not post your logs to NoPaste and then enter a link in the Issue, but rather upload the log and add it to the Issue. - links for external information. - recent *all concerned locales* , with current status Due to issues with other platforms, the current release candidate rc3 was not approved by Sun as a final release. However, no issues were found in this candidate that have not been found in prior releases.
All builds are obtained from a site maintained by Maho Nakata, ooopackages.good-day.net. Files are located in the pub/OpenOffice.org/MacOSX/2.2rc3_20070306 directory. Files are named OOo_2.2rc3_20070306_MacOSX<Platform, Intel or PPC>_<iso language code>.dmg.
QA for the 2.2 version is underway. Testing for this version is scheduled to close on March 31, 2007,
but we would like to test it quickly to find fixable problems.
This date is subject to change as problems are encountered and resolved.
Mac port Links
This work is part of http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Mac_OS_X_Porting_-_Work_Areas/Todo%27s