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Ubuntu QA sessions for Saucy!

The QA / testing team are the ‘sharp end’ of ensuring each release is a good release. It is a busy area, but one where a sense of humour is needed.

The team test, update and write test cases to ensure each release is better than the last. Our results get fed into ensuring bugs are not only found, but resolved..

Following on from the 1st sessions we held in Raring. We learned a lot from the questions asked and updated the wiki area etc.

But, for someone coming into testing for the first time, this can seem an impossible hill to climb…. we’re happy to say it’s not! New people coming into test is one of the most important things for this team. We can only explain and update our wiki areas, improve on how they link to each other write and update test cases with YOUR input.

As such, each cycle, we hold a series of classroom sessions over the next couple weeks; each building on the questions that new people asked last time.

These new Classroom sessions may seem a blur of so much information at one time, but do not fear. The sessions are fully logged and have wiki pages linked to them. You are always more than welcome to ask on either the ubuntu-quality email list, the IRC channel #ubuntu-quality or even contact the tutor(s) of the classroom session directly when you have questions.

Remember: In testing, there is no such thing a dumb question, it is more a case of us not having explained it better / made the link to answer better.

The details of the classroom sessions and what you need to get the best out of them can be found at (Note: all times in UTC).

We look forward to seeing you there.


QA / Testing / Bugs / Release Teams.


Your first ISO test

We’re happy to announce that next week, on Wednesday, February 13th at 13:00 UTC, in #ubuntu-classroom on (#ubuntu-classroom-chat for questions). Howard Chan (smartboyhw) will be hosting the final scheduled session by the Quality team, Your first ISO test. Phill Whiteside (phillw) and Nicholas Skaggs (balloons) will also be available during this session to assist with questions. Please visit the Section 3 requirements wiki page if you wish to actively follow the exercises in this class.

In other Quality news, the logs for our most recent sessions with the team are available. The first is their series on bugs by Phill Whiteside (phillw) and Gema Gomez-Solano (gema):

We then had a series of laptop testing sessions presented by Sergio Zanchetta (primes2h) Carla Sella (Letozaf) and Sergio Meneses (SergioMeneses):

Today Phill Whiteside (phillw) and Jackson Doak (Noskcaj) of the Quality team hosted a series of sessions in #ubuntu-quality about the QA tools available for ISO testing:

Thanks to everyone who participated and the effort put into making the schedules work!

Interested in helping with Quality? Several sessions next week!

Back in January, the Classroom team hosted Section 1 of the Quality Assurance sessions for this cycle, logs here. During the week of February 4th, the Classroom team is happy to report that we will be hosting a series of sessions given by phillw, Gema, Noskcaj, letozaf, SergioMeneses, and primes2h!

Section 2: Reporting Bugs

These sessions will be an introduction to reporting bugs

This section will be held in #ubuntu-classroom on (#ubuntu-classroom-chat for questions).

Introduction to bug reporting

Following a bug report

Laptop testing

In this section, several of our instructors will be guiding users through the basics of laptop testing!

This section will be held in #ubuntu-classroom on (#ubuntu-classroom-chat for questions).

Registering your laptop on the database

Testing on a laptop

Section 3: Introduction to QA tools

Now learn more tools of the Ubuntu QA trade!

Due to overlap with Ubuntu User Days in the classroom channels on Saturday, these classes will be hosted in #ubuntu-quality-chat on (#ubuntu-quality for questions).

These sessions and beyond will require people to have various things pre-installed, please see to Section 3 requirements for the details.

Introduction to QA tools; Zsync, Vbox, KVM

Using Testdrive

The full details and any last minute changes will be available here on this wiki page:

QA Introduction to Manual Test Cases class

We just wrote yesterday about an Introduction to QA / Testing class coming up next week and we’re happy to announce that we’ll also be hosting another QA class that day!

On Tuesday, January 15th at 21:00 UTC the Classroom welcomes Phill Whiteside (phillw) of the Quality Assurance (QA) team who will be presenting an Introduction to Manual Test Cases, which will be an “introduction for what they are, what they do & writing one for GCalc.”

This is the second in what will be several classes by the QA team, visit their wiki page to learn more about upcoming proposed sessions:

This event will be held in #ubuntu-classroom on (#ubuntu-classroom-chat for questions).

Introduction to QA / Testing class

Next week, on Tuesday, January 15th at 19:00 UTC the Classroom welcomes Nicholas Skaggs (balloons) of the Quality Assurance (QA) team who will be presenting “an introduction to QA, the quality team, the tools and what we do” including signing up for a launchpad account and the ubuntu-quality email list, using the wiki, IRC, getting connected, and an overview of testing areas.

This is the first in what will be several classes by the QA team, visit their wiki page to learn more about upcoming proposed sessions:

This event will be held in #ubuntu-classroom on (#ubuntu-classroom-chat for questions).

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