Our next test day will be on Thursday, February 21st. It will be the
final test day in preparation for the first release candidate of
Lightning and Sunbird 0.8. We need your help to test some crucial
features in both products.
The handling of time zones 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 problems. We also updated our
internal time zones according to the recent official changes. You can
test the functionality using calendars (also created with other
software), and checking if the events and tasks are shown at the correct
times in the calendar views and task list.
The new Task mode with its own toolbar in Lightning is one of the
prominent features for the upcoming release. Please have a look at this
feature, and try it out as extensively as possible.
When testing the experimental offline support and initial timezone guessing, please have a look at the Test Day Wiki Page for instructions. We are particularly interested in your experiences using the experimental offline support, whether positive or negative. Please add a comment to the end of the ‘What specifically will we be testing?’ section of the Test Day Wiki Page.
Our last test day has been a great success, especially the number of
Litmus testcases run. Andreas Treumann used the feedback on unclear and
broken testcases to improve those, and our testcases should be more
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.