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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <orc...@apache.org>
Subject RE: [DISCUSS][VOTE] Release Apache OpenOffice 3.4 (incubating) RC1
Date Sat, 21 Apr 2012 20:22:06 GMT
My oversight:

There is a consolidated link to all of the QA locations for the Release Candidate at
<http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Quality_Assurance#Apache_OpenOffice_3.4>.

-----Original Message-----
From: Dennis E. Hamilton [mailto:orcmid@apache.org] 

Sent: Saturday, April 21, 2012 13:01
To: ooo-dev@incubator.apache.org
Cc: 'xia zhao'; ooo-qa@incubator.apache.org
Subject: [DISCUSS][VOTE] Release Apache OpenOffice 3.4 (incubating) RC1

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PARTICIPATE IN QUALITY-ASSURANCE COVERAGE OF THE CANDIDATE

It is valuable to download the source code and confirm that binaries can be built.

It is valuable to download the binaries and confirm that they install properly under a variety
of conditions.

It is especially valuable to verify functions and operations that are important to you as
an user of OpenOffice.org who desires to use Apache OpenOffice 3.4 as an upgrade.  If this
is your first try at testing a release in any way, all the better.  

It is also useful to confirm whether the same problem reported by someone else is also occurring
for others.  

Rather than have many people conduct and confirm the same successes, it is useful for contributors
to explore areas not previously reported on.  It is particularly valuable to examine areas
where there have been difficulties in the past to see if there is any change: improvement
or degradation.

Lily Zhao, Oliver-Rainer Wittman, and others have created wiki pages that can be used to help
people organize their QA investigations and reports.

There is a general page on the Apache OpenOffice Community Wiki with a table for addition
of results:
<https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/AOO+3.4+RC+Build+Test+Report>.
 This is for general trials at installation and inspection of functions, rather than specific
test cases.  To add to this table, a Community Wiki registration is required.

(Note: please use the page above for casual test reports, including of installation failures,
rather than adding comments to the Release Candidate and Developer Snapshot pages.  Help us
collect these in a small number of places.)

Test cases are defined on the OpenOffice.org Wiki at
<http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/QA/TestCases/>.  You can add or update test
cases.  Registration on the OpenOffice.org Wiki (different than the Community Wiki) is required
to update these pages.

Test results can be added on the OpenOffice.org Wiki at 
<http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/QA/TestResults>.  Registration on the OpenOffice.org
Wiki is required.  Editing is the same as for any MediaWiki installation, just like Wikipedia.


There is an overall Release-QA-Plan for background:
<https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/Release-QA-Plan>.

 - Dennis

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