[PC-BSD Testing] Alpha/Beta Testing Checklist

Sander Holthaus info at 2insite.nl
Wed Mar 18 17:54:54 PST 2009

Agree with below. A checklist is an excellent idea, as long as it is not
all about the checklist. The only things I would like to point out is
that if a list is going to be implemented, it should be in a way which
allows and easy entry.

On 18-3-2009 22:07, Bill Leeper wrote:
> It probably is a good idea, but no offense intended Ian, I used to  
> test extensively for Symantec a few years back and they used a  
> checklist approach. Personally, I hated it because it got testers so  
> focussed on the list that they ended up just doing just the list. The  
> most interesting bugs were rarely found by the testers who followed  
> the list.   :-)
> Actually, it would work OK as long as we didn't insist that everybody  
> do that. Being retired I don't have the patience to follow a checklist  
> anymore. Besides, it is always nice to have people who come in and  
> turn on the computer and think I wonder what the hell would happen if  
> I tried this...  Just my two cents worth, but how about just putting  
> it forth as a set of guidelines instead of a checklist. the difference  
> is more a bit of semantics than anything, but I do better with  
> guidelines than I do with checklists.   :-)
> On Mar 18, 2009, at 12:40 PM, Kris Moore wrote:
>> Ian Robinson wrote:
>>> Dear Kris --
>>> Would it help your work if we could develop a master checklist for  
>>> testing
>>> alpha and beta releases so we could make thorough and consistent  
>>> reports to
>>> you?  It would not take much to develop a standard checklist of the  
>>> most
>>> common areas you want us to test.  This is a very small start towards
>>> listing some of the issues that crop up frequently:
>> This may be a good idea, anybody else have any comments on the list  
>> Ian
>> made? We should probably check / confirm that all common install stuff
>> works with each release to catch any regressions, such as the nvidia
>> issue with beta1 :)
>> -- 
>> Kris Moore
>> PC-BSD Software
>> http://www.pcbsd.com
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