Our next test day will be on Thursday, February 7th. It will be a
general test day in preparation for the first release candidate of
Lightning and Sunbird 0.8.
We identified some areas where we need your help testing both products:
- The unifinder (aka event list) has been partly rewritten, and we have
already found (and fixed) some regressions.
- The handling of non-native timezones in Sunbird and Lightning has
greatly improved, and you should be able to import and subscribe to
calendars created with other calendar applications without any of the
prominent problems, like shifting start and end times in the event
dialog and calendar views. We will provide one or more calendar files
with non-native timezones for testing on our Test Day Wiki Page.
- Every aspect of task related functionality in Lightning, especially
the Task mode.
For testing our new features, the experimental offline cache and initial
timezone guessing, please have a look at the Test Day Wiki Page for
We suggest that you try a mix of Litmus and ad-hoc testing. Ad-hoc
testing is testing where you attempt to use the product like a “normal
user” to find any issues that crop up along the way. You also try to
make the program break by doing unexpected things, just do anything you
can imagine – mix up events, emails, tasks, calendar types etc. When you
find something, take a look at the Error Console (especially before
submitting a bug report), since there is usually very valuable
information there that points to the cause of the bug.
As usual there are also some fixed bugs that need to be verified.
You simply add a comment to the bug report stating what product, version
and operating system you used while verifying the bug fixed.
Join us in #calendar-qa on Thursday. All the information on the test day
is on our usual Test Day Wiki Page.