First GNOME 3 Test Day coming up next week: really need help creating test cases

Cosimo Cecchi ccecchi at
Fri Jan 28 00:49:38 UTC 2011

Hi Adam,

On Thu, 2011-01-27 at 14:59 -0800, Adam Williamson wrote:
> Hey, everyone! Just a reminder that the first GNOME 3 Test Day is coming
> next Thursday. I have the page up at
> , but
> what we're really missing is good test cases; for now I've filled in
> some of the standard desktop validation tests, and I'll update a few of
> the others to match GNOME 3's mechanics and add those too, but it'd
> really help to have some more specific test cases for whatever the
> desktop team considers really important to test. If you don't want to
> work out the details of writing full test cases, just quick one- or two-
> liner suggestions in reply to this mail is fine; I can do the work of
> fleshing them out into test cases, I just need suggestions of the most
> important things we need to test at this stage.

Some thoughts from a quick skimming of the wiki page and the test cases:
- the volume control applet is now launched with 'gnome-control-center
sound', and not 'gnome-volume-control'.
- the desktop menus test case needs to be updated for GNOME Shell (you
probably already know that)

As for new test cases, I think it'd be nice to bulletproof some of the
more stable shell/control-center user interfaces at this's
a brief list of ideas:
- bluetooth: try connecting to a device and sending/receiving files from
it, using the system indicator provided by GNOME Shell
- background: try changing desktop background from the control center
widget, possibly covering all the fill options
- date and time: try changing date/clock time and timezone, and make
sure the shell picks up the changes correctly
- display: verify that dual monitor configurations work correctly with
the shell and the options provided by the control-center Display widget
work fine
- chat: make sure the shell-provided "inline" chat notifications work as



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