[maemo-developers] Extras QA checklist

From: Andrew Flegg andrew at bleb.org
Date: Tue Oct 27 17:25:45 EET 2009
On Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 12:54, Quim Gil <quim.gil at nokia.com> wrote:
> 9.08-10  Draft quality guidelines for extras-testing to extras promotion
> is DONE and you continue with
> 9.08-11 Document & communicate packages interface to testers

Yup. There is pretty much a week left in this sprint. Hmm. Might be
tricky, but I'll have a go.

> About the responses, it looks like we are trying to find corner cases
> that according to the written word would be approved/blocked. Let's not
> forget that ultimately such guidelines need to convince at least 10 very
> human testers. Common sense is expected to prevail over the literal
> written word.

Except the written word becomes the point of last resort in a dispute.
For example, if something's got a rubbish description which is going
to confuse a user, I'd give it a thumbs down - and have only today
noticed that the QA guidelines say I should let it pass.

> It's difficult to describe beauty but it's easy to recognize it when you
> see it. We can fine tune the ugly corner cases as they come.

Continually changing the goal posts doesn't seem very useful to
application authors, or fair on testers; so I think it's worth the
effort. Testers shouldn't have to keep getting emails saying "we've
tweaked the rules again", and regular testers should be able to do it
without referring to the rules each time.



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