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From J├╝rgen Schmidt <>
Subject Re: RC candidate testing - status
Date Tue, 24 Apr 2012 23:24:55 GMT
On 4/25/12 12:19 AM, drew jensen wrote:
> Hi,
> Just a word on what I've been up to.
> For the following platforms:
> Ubuntu 11.04 (64bit) - Unity
> Ubuntu Business Desktop 11.10 (32 bit) - Unity
> OpenSuse 12.01 (32bit) Gnome 2.32
> OpenSuse 12.01 (64bit) Gnome 3.0
> MS Vista home (32bit)
> MS 7 home (64bit)
> [Vista and 7 using avast anti-virus]
> Have installed each onto a clean (fully removed all old OO.o installs
> w/any old config information) system. No problems.
> Then proceeded to install the following extensions on each platform:
> ODT2Daisy
> ODT2Brail
> Bookmark Menus
> Writer2EPub
> SUN Report Builder
> SUN MySQL Connector
> Installed SQLite 3 with JDBC/ODBC drivers on all platforms.
> Installed AdaBase on Windows Vista only.
> Installed HSQLdb 2.2.8 on all paltforms
> Installed Daisy player under Vista only.
> Installed Thunderbird on all platforms.
> Writer -
> Used ODTDaisy, ODTBrail and Writer2EPub to generate exports from the
> current draft copy of the AOO 3.4 Getting Started Guide.
> Checked output of Daisy files with reader (Windows only)
> Checked ePub format with Calibre (Ubuntu only)
> Have no way to check the Brail output at the moment.
> Impress -
> Created a presentation on each platform, also opened, edited, presented
> another set of 6 files on each platform. Focused on custom animations
> and multi-media (video/sound) support.
> Included Draw in this for creating some simple graphics, also for
> importing some SVG images.
> Database -
> Started with a set of csv files of names provided by the US Census
> bureau and a MS Access (jet) database of Baseball stats for all
> pro-players back to 1880 (it's my test set of data :)
> Imported csv file into:
> Calc
> Base (hsqldb embedded) as linked text table.
> Exported from Calc and Base to a new Base file as dBase format.
> Exported the dBase format into new Base file as embedded HSQLdb.
> Connected to MS Access data Read/Write capable - On Windows w/ direct
> connector, on Linux via UnixODBC.
> Exported MS Access Data into new Base file connected via JDBC to SQLite
> 3, did again using ODBC.
> Connected to MS Access (accdb format) copy of Baseball stats,
> read/write, under Windows only.
> Exported accdb data to new Base file connected to SQLite 3, JDBC and
> For each platform created a new Base file using the built in table
> templates (customers, employees, orders, orderdetails) via the wizard
> for the following backends:
> dbase, hsqldb embedded, hsqldb 2.2.8 file based, SQlite 3
> [FK relation created where supported]
> - created simple set of forms via wizard
> - edited one form adding secondary sub-form
> - created simple report (no Report Builder installed) via wizard
> - created simple report via Report Builder wizard
> Then opened a set of 6 ODB files, all embedded HSQL on each platform,
> each file utilizes a different set of functions. All utilize basic
> scripting for added functionaity - one for mail merging, one heavy on
> Builder Reports, another heavy on dataform manipulation, etc.
> For Todays test
> I'll do imports, new table adds, quick forum and reports for PostgreSQL
> 9.1 via JDBC and MySQL 5.5 with the connector extension.
> Connect to Thunderbird on all platforms for an Address book connection
> and then some mail merge runs.
> === problems so far ===
> Usual and expected data format issues on export/import but no crashes or
> hangs during imports.
> Table wizard is not handling all FK creation properly, but no crashes
> anywhere.
> So far all the Report Designer reports seem to be functioning - but have
> not really pushed it as far as covering designer features.
> The dataforms open in print view mode, not web view mode - there is a
> workaround. [open any writer window, switch to web view, close the
> window (no need to save) and all Base forms open properly now for the
> duration of the office session]
> The embedded HSQLdb file access got slower as did it seems all JDBC
> based connections, but the embedded is as usual the worse.
> Did find one way to reliably crash the entire office:
> The basic SHELL command will crash when:
> 1- executed from a basic library embedded in an ODB file
> 2- requires a badly formed command string
> The same script coding error will generate an error dialog when executed
> from a stand alone basic library.
> Have not been able to execute a LoadLibrary for the embedded ODB
> BasicLibraries object. I think this is a regression, certainly not a
> showstopper.
> The bookmark extension is not working at all under linux. (the same
> version of the extension does still work with the current LibO, so think
> maybe it was AOO that changed something)
> =====
> Anyway, I'll probably use all of the alloted time to keep going but:
> so far, so good I think.

thanks for this good overview of how and what you have tested, I feel 
more comfortable now.

Seeing all the good feedback, the reports the detailed QA report from 
Lily are all very useful to get a good impression about the quality and 
the stability.
We all know that we always find minor issues and that will probably 
never change but the question is always how important are they for the 
majority of our users.
We will improve our collaborative work over time and we will improve the 
quality by working professional. We bring open source office 
productivity on a new level of professionalism and make it ready for 
usage everywhere.


> Thanks,
> //drew

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