[maemo-developers] Testing nonsense

From: Murray Cumming murrayc at murrayc.com
Date: Tue Nov 3 18:47:46 EET 2009
On Tue, 2009-11-03 at 15:21 +0000, Gary Birkett wrote:
> I totally agree, it is not part of the testing regime itself and as
> long as
> an app is technically capable it passes the test.
> the checklist has been defined here:
> http://wiki.maemo.org/Extras-testing/QA_Checklist 

Assuming that you are talking about ignoring UI issues, rather than just
being outraged (outraged!!) that I apparently wanted the app to be ready
for Maemo _6_:

I don't claim to know what the aims of the testing are. But I did see
this on the main testing page:
Offering good quality community software to owners of Maemo devices is a
top priority. We have a chance to show the world that open source
software developed by community projects can match commercial software
in terms of features, usability, reliability and fun. But we also face
the risk of getting maemo.org Extras associated with beta quality
software made by geeks for geeks only, without the last mile of

So I've been 
a) assuming that an application can't be impressive if if doesn't use
Maemo 5 widgets and generally follow the Maemo 5 UI layout.
b) assuming that the application maintainer would like some feedback.

(Note that the wiki is generally verbose, fragmented, repetitive and
hard to navigate around. That's not because it's a wiki.)

murrayc at murrayc.com

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