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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Sample Files Collection for AOO testing
Date Wed, 22 Feb 2012 15:58:23 GMT
On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 10:53 AM, xia zhao <lilyzhao8@gmail.com> wrote:
> Rob,
>
> I totally agree with you fabout inding one place to manage the test
> documents.
>
> 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.
>

What is the total size of the document collection you have now?  How
many files and how many total megabytes?

> Best Regards,
>
> Lily
>
> 2012/2/22 Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org>
>
>>  On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 12:40 AM, xia zhao <lilyzhao8@gmail.com> 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:
>> > lilyzhao8@gmail.com? 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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