[maemo-developers] Testing marathon & Q&A Feedback

From: Valerio Valerio vdv100 at gmail.com
Date: Sun Nov 1 17:45:46 EET 2009

On Sun, Nov 1, 2009 at 3:31 PM, Attila Csipa <maemo at csipa.in.rs> wrote:
> On Sunday 01 November 2009 15:20:07 Valerio Valerio wrote:
>> as some know yesterday we did a Extras-testing marathon, in order to
>> get more applications ready to Extras but also to test the Q&A process
> Just to chime in, thanks to all the folks taking the trouble to test apps they
> might personally not even be interested in. Special thanks to Valerio for
> spearheading/moderating the effort. He also listed most points that caused
> delays and grief during testing, I'd like to add only a few minor points:
> - The icon-cache (aka free space) leak bug make testing really difficult for me.
> I don't have too much free space so had to reboot every 15 minutes. Not fun. I
> see this as a serious problem for end users, those who agree please vote bug
> up. https://bugs.maemo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5450
> - Too many applications compared to time and available testers. The effort was
> valiant, but even so we hardly went through the first page, and even there,
> plenty of apps did not get 10 votes (regardless of up or down). We need more
> people doing this, so the effort could be split (e.g. tester group A checks one
> app while tester group B checks another).
> - The approval process could have been more interactive - often the developers
> were right there, but because of the time of getting through the autobuilder,
> tester feedback response resulted only in a bug report, even though we could
> have had 'fixed' applications on the spot (online hackfest if you wish) - and
> appropriate votes to confirm the changes.
> - The discussed fix-or-promote dilemma. I promoted the latest version of my
> mini-app to testing in anticipation of larger tester response (previous
> version already had 7 karma at that point). Now the app has 4 karma and no new
> feedback. It's hard to recommend to people to upload newest versions for
> testing when that means they go to the end of the test queue.
> - Does this bring karma ?

Yes, two points per comment, 0.25 per thumb.

Best regards,

Valério Valério
Maemo Community Council Chair


 I sure think serious testing is worth a LOT and do
> not see that adequately reflected in karma. Could also be motivating in
> bringing more testers to the table. Ways/ideas of making this abuse-proof are
> welcome.
> Regards,
> Attila
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