[maemo-users] QA Proposals (was Re: Quality assurance of "stable" software: my battery drained in few hours)

From: David Greaves david at dgreaves.com
Date: Sun May 30 22:20:24 EEST 2010
On 29/05/10 17:52, Sivan Greenberg wrote:
> Yes, I am working on this :) Real life and bills paying can sometimes
> get in the way but I'm slowly going back to being fully active with
> MeeGo.
> I will send a notification to go over and review [0] once it is
> finished, as so far I outlined the tools that will enable us better QA
> but have not expanded them and elaborated.
> Then I would ask the TSG to approve the team creation, which would
> also attempt to engage users in QA and specific niche testing of the
> software we deliver.

Hi Sivan

Just checking :
> [0]: http://wiki.meego.com/Proposal_for_a_Quality_Assurance_working_group
> maemo-developers mailing list
So we should really take (or at least cc) the QAWG to meego-dev (but see later)

However could you look at:
Having spent quite a lot of time pushing for *something* to be done in this area 
I'd like to suggest that the successor to the RWG encompases this kind of QA 

Personally, I'd also suggest that you forget about Working Groups.... the powers 
that be don't seem interested in setting up WGs for much other than product 
direction at the moment; certainly they won't (AFAIUI) set one up for just QA; 
it would be expected to fall under a larger umbrella. See the various TSG logs 
for the past few months for my (lbt) attempts and more useful URLs.

Of course there's also the "Meeting call for Community application support" that 
you responded to on the -community ml. Lets follow up in that meeting.

Right... now the "see later":

I actually don't think there's much point in doing MeeGo QA policy right now 
anyway; I think we'd be *far* better off working on Maemo QA for Fremantle ... 
and Harmattan.
We have an established community and real devices to work with.

We're also working on moving the build and QA infrastructure in Maemo towards 
the same basic shape that I think we'll see in MeeGo (ie an OBS driven 
approach). FYI I'm also working on workflow automation and integration with 
image and test systems internally for Nokia and we expect those solutions to be 
OSS and deployed on maemo.org meego.com(munity)

So if we work on a decent solution for Maemo and ensure it's suitable for MeeGo 
then we solve a lot of real-world issues.

"Don't worry, you'll be fine; I saw it work in a cartoon once..."
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