WANTED: Fedora KDE QA Testers
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Wed Jul 22 03:13:00 UTC 2009
shaun mallette wrote:
> I can start helping in the testing.
> Shaun Mallette
> Kevin Kofler wrote:
>> in KDE SIG, we currently have most of the roles in the packaging
>> workflow covered:
>> * packagers (several)
>> * triager (tuxbrewr a.k.a. SMParrish)
>> * rel-eng member (rdieter)
>> * live CD maintainer (svahl)
>> but there's an important role missing: testers!
>> Of course, the purpose of this e-mail is not to discourage anybody
>> wanting to help us in some other area, additional help is always
>> welcome. However, one or more testers would be really needed, as
>> currently all of the testing falls either on us developers or on some
>> users who just quickly test one thing. It would be great to have
>> dedicated testers, also in light of the new critical path QA which
>> was recently decided by FESCo.
>> Being a tester has a much lower barrier to entry than most other
>> forms of contribution, you just need:
>> * some HD space to install test systems to
>> (ideally, you'd have Rawhide, Fn and Fn-1 on at least one machine
>> but even just testing one release is helpful)
>> * some spare time.
>> (Of course, we cannot and will not expect you to work full time on
>> We know unpaid volunteers' time is limited. Several of us KDE SIG
>> members, me included, are not paid to work on Fedora either.)
>> No programming, drawing, technical writing etc. skills are required.
>> If you sign up, you will be volunteering with the KDE SIG and the QA
>> project. You will get more directions from the KDE and QA teams, but
>> basically your tasks will include trying to reproduce bugs, doing
>> some basic functionality testing of updates (especially critical
>> ones) to test for regressions, and similar things. While not strictly
>> required, attending the KDE SIG and QA meetings on IRC would be helpful.
>> If you are interested, please reply to this call for help. (The reply
>> should be going to the fedora-kde mailing list.) You can also contact
>> us on #fedora-kde on FreeNode IRC.
>> Note that this is a call for volunteer help, NOT A PAID JOB OFFER!
>> Kevin Kofler
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