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Write QA Processes for New Releases
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One problem I know we have been having recently is lack of testing for edge cases of Lubuntu when doing a new release. Sure, we could just smoke test the ISOs, and that solves major problems, but we have a problem with people not testing the edge cases until they need to run them in production, which is absolutely a problem. I know that as we approach the LTS, this is going to become especially important so we don't have another fiasco like 17.10.

There should be a page, probably on the wiki here, that documents cases Lubuntu as a team should get testing for prior to releasing a new version of Lubuntu. It should probably be similar to what Debian does for their QA processes (you can find an example here), and it should be a prerequisite to marking the final images as ready. These processes could probably be started as early as the final beta freeze, and as a team we should watch for updates that could require retesting of any of these between the final beta freeze and release (by watching $RELEASE-changes).

It's a bit late to do this for 17.10.1 but I certainly think it's accomplishable for the final 18.04 release. I'd like to leave this up to QA to implement, but I definitely think it's a step in the right direction.

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tsimonq2 created this task.Jan 10 2018, 5:54 PM
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I wrote this before considering the new testing weeks we're looking to implement.

@wxl, could you carve this out further?

wxl added a comment.May 16 2018, 3:58 PM

Why would these not just be added to the testcases?

Good point.

Feel free to close this.

wxl closed this task as Resolved.May 16 2018, 9:14 PM

Closed then, but feel free to make a new task to collect potential testcase improvements if you had some particular ideas.