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From Kay Schenk <kay.sch...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Testing: Is there any interest in the old TestLink system and/or test cases?
Date Wed, 31 Jan 2018 16:27:21 GMT
On Tue, Jan 30, 2018 at 3:37 PM, Carl Marcum <cmarcum@apache.org> wrote:

> On 01/30/2018 05:47 PM, Kay Schenk wrote:
>
>> As I previously posted, the old TestLink instance is still alive but NOT
>> well on: http://aootesting.adfinis-sygroup.org/login.php?note=expired
>>
>> referenced from the Apache OpenOffice QA information at:
>> https://openoffice.apache.org/orientation/intro-qa.html
>>
>> * Is there any interest in revising TestLink completely?
>>
>> This would require contacting adfinish-sygroup.org to establish a new
>> admin for our TestLink instance who would then be responsible for general
>> oversight of this platform including adding users, etc.
>>
>> Recently, I setup a guest account and had a look around. It seems SOME
>> tests are continuing to be run automatically (bvt, etc.), but they are
>> referencing the old 4.0.x series and I have no knowledge of how any of this
>> is setup.
>>
>> * Is there any interest in salvaging the existing test cases (manual
>> write-ups) from the TestLink system and porting them to the AOO svn tree
>> under "/test" with a new sub-are named "manual_tests" or something similar.
>>
>> The manual test cases most recently pertained to 4.0.x but I'm sure they
>> could continue to be used for the 4.1.x and 4.2.x series.
>>
>>
> Hi Kay,
>
> I hope to one day soon try my hand at some QA.
>
> I just looked around TestLink and it looks interesting.
> Is this web service donated to the project?
>
> Is there a risk of loosing this information somehow?
>
> Thanks,
> Carl
>
>
​Carl, I don't really know the answer to your first question about donation
of the Testlink platform to AOO.

Yuzhen Fan, a current committer and PMC member, seems to be the last
administrator of
​Testlink with the Adfinis group​, and may have some answers on this.

On the second question. Although there are some test cases ported to the
AOO user wiki, we would be wise to collect up the test cases on the
Testlink platform as soon as we can for safekeeping.

Previously, I was only involved in QA as a tester.


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MzK

"Ring out the false, ring in the true."
 -- poem "In Memoriam", Alfred Lord Tennyson

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