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

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Fri Jan 28 00:57:07 UTC 2011

On Thu, 2011-01-27 at 19:49 -0500, Cosimo Cecchi wrote:
> 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
> expected
> Regards,

Awesome stuff Cosimo! Thank you very much. I will likely work on some of
this stuff at FUDCon. Keep the suggestions coming everyone :)
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
IRC: adamw | Fedora Talk: adamwill AT fedoraproject DOT org

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