Fedora Quality Assurance
The Quality Assurance project is engaged in the following activities:
- Testing of software as it is released into Rawhide, updates-testing, or as it appears in a supported public release.
- Developing and executing QA/TestPlans to test important functionality in a systematic way, usually with multiple cooperating testers.
- Developing and run QA/Tools, which use automation to find potential bugs.
- QA/Test Days are typically held on Thursdays to coordinate focused testing on a specific feature or component.
- The QA team works with developers and release engineers to maintain the Release Criteria, which are used to determine what bugs count as release blockers.
Other quality-related activities are handled elsewhere.
- BugZappers handle bug triage - they examine bugs reported by other people and resolve duplicates, incomplete reports, etc. BugZappers share the fedora-test-list mailing list with the QA Project.
- PackageMaintainers fix bugs identified by the QA Project, with the help of upstream authors and patches proposed by testers.
- Special Interest Group activities are interdisciplinary, involving everything from development to quality assurance.
- See QA/Join for information on how to officially join the QA Project.
- Jump right into one of the above activities listed above.
- See the Testing page for setup information on the Rawhide and updates-testing repositories.
- See the BugsAndFeatureRequests for information on how to file bugs effectively.
- fedora-test-list is the mailing list for the QA and Bug Zappers projects.
- QA meetings are occasionally held on IRC. They are open for everyone to attend and participate in.
- The #fedora-qa channel is always open.
See How to use IRC if the above links don't work, or if you need more information.