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From xia zhao <>
Subject Re: Sample Files Collection for AOO testing
Date Wed, 22 Feb 2012 15:53:55 GMT

I totally agree with you fabout inding one place to manage the test

For the samle files catalog, I like your idea about category them via
directory structure, currently I do this way on my local.

So the next action is find one Apache server. I can upload what I have to
the server and place one guide on QA wiki page to show how to structure
those testing files.

Best Regards,


2012/2/22 Rob Weir <>

>  On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 12:40 AM, xia zhao <> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > Recently I am working on sample files collection and category. These
> sample
> > files would be used for AOO 3.4 and further AOO release testing. These
> > sample files are major for compatibility, which covers the
> interoperabilty
> > with MS office 2003, MS office 2007/2010 and previous OpenOffice release.
> > Now I have had thousands of MS Office sample files and still need more,
> > especially old OO documents. If you have some sample files, not
> > confiditenal, can share with you, would you like send it back me by mail:
> > Many thanks!
> >
> > Sorry I couldn't find one good place to manage these sample files, or
> > anyone have idea where we can centralize these sample files for community
> > QA volunteers testing?
> >
> We could find a place in our subversion repository for test documents.
> But even more useful would be a collection of test files with metadata
> that explains what they are and how to test them.
> For example:
> foo.odt is a test file, but then also have foo.txt of foo.xml that has
> metadata such as:
> 1) What application write out the file
> 2) What is special about the file, what is it showing?  A sample
> encrypted document?  An invalid file to see how AOO handles errors?
> 3) How to test the file?
> If we had a set up like that, then we could add some search support,
> like:  show me all test documents that were created in OOo 3.3/Mac
> Instead of text files, you could also do thisc:
> /test-documents
> /test-documents/OOo-31
> /test-docuements/OOo31/Mac
> /test-docuements/OOo31/Mac/encryption
> /test-docuements/OOo31/Mac/encryption/blowfish.odt
> Also, it is better if people contribute the test files to an Apache
> server, either to the mailing list, subversion or Bugzilla. If they do
> that, then they are putting the files under the Apache license.  If
> they just send them to you personally, they have not given permission
> for the project to use the files.  Also, by having them send the test
> files to Apache, the privacy implications are clearer.
> In any case, I like your idea.  But I'd recommend that we first first
> agree on how we can receive, store and catalog the files.  One we
> understand that, then it will be easier to ask users to send us their
> files.
> -Rob
> > Best Regards,
> >
> > Lily Zhao

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