[thunderbird-testers] Quality game plan for the coming release of Thunderbird

Wayne Mery (Thunderbird QA) vseerror at Lehigh.EDU
Sun Jun 1 13:52:29 UTC 2014

On 5/12/2014 12:56 PM, Ludovic Hirlimann wrote:
> On 11/05/2014 13:42, Helen Kavanagh wrote:
>> Hi Ludo
>> I have downloaded the beta [0] and will be testing by basically using
>> it day to day with all my add-ons etc i.e. [3]
>> I have a few questions:
>> is there a dedicated forum area for the beta?
> Nope - I don't use our support forums so much but maybe it's possible to
> do so, asking roland.

With the meta https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1008543 
there's not so much need for a forum.  However, if there is something 
that needs discussion/asking I believe in the past we have used 
mozilla.dev.apps.thunderbird   The etherpad mentioned below will also help.

>> is there somewhere we can keep track of which add-ons have already
>> been reported as incompatible with the beta? in fact, in general it
>> would be great to have somewhere with a table of which add-ons are
>> compatible with which version of TB (I'm currently using release,
>> earlybird and daily versions in tandem), and if the compatibility
>> reporter could feed into that in some way that would be great.
> Yes that's a great idea Let's use :
> https://etherpad.mozilla.org/thunderbird-beta3031 - Also if you find
> something that doesn't work with the beta try to contact the author of
> the piece of software that doesn't work , so they can fix it in time for
> the release.
>> I have quite a few systems I can test on here: Windows XP , Windows 7
>> 64bit , LUbuntu (basically Ubuntu)
> We lack usage on Windows because it's the most used platform - we should
> concentrate on it if we can.
>> I can also stick on another linux system if you guys are short of
>> someone to test something, e.g. a Debian based Linux
> That would be nice when we do the formal testing when we do beta2 -
> formal testing needs clean and fresh machines.

iirc most of our testers tend to be windows.
so linux testing is very much appreciated

>> later on if I'm not as busy as I am now, I would like to learn about
>> the moztrap testing [1] as I have never used it before
> It's quite easy - you login there, find a test , read it - do it ,a dn
> report, Then the software let's us know what's been tested, how green
> the build is ...
>> also I have never heard of eventbrite, but if it is at a handy time
>> for me I wouldn't mind having a go :-)
>> In general I can't dedicate days at a time to this, but anyway I'd
>> like to be kept in the loop and offer any extra testing when I have time
> Eventbrite is juts an easy way to get people to say I want to
> participate and track who want's to. in the past I did that manually
> this time I want to automate a bit.

if eventbrite doesn't work out, have a look at http://doodle.com/mainA.html

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