Testing

Preparing for the Session

You are encouraged to familiarize yourself with each type of testing in advance so you have a basic understanding of what to expect. In addition, it's encouraged for you to read the following pages:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/QATracker

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/Activities

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/ContributingTestcases

For each of the different types of testing a milestone is setup on each tracker with the testcases ready to and and results ready to be reported against. See the tests on this milestone page

Note that unless folks are willing to do installations (via VM or real hardware) they will be testing using the live session of the image they brought with them (by booting it up into a VM or on real hardware).

Asking people to prepare for the Jam

Have participants choose what ways they would like to contribute. In general for contributing test results, they should plan to bring a copy of the latest daily image, or provide an up-to-date installation of the development version of ubuntu.

Getting Help

Get help on #ubuntu-quality on freenode.

Holding the Session

Provide an overview of each type of testing and let folks know they can choose to do any or all of the different types during the jam. See the testing descriptions on the second half of this page; feel free to provide the descriptions and links to folks who attend the session.

Milestones will be setup on all three trackers, a summary of what all can be tested can be found on this milestone page.

If folks are interested in contributing testcases instead of results, direct them to the resources found on the QATeam wiki. In addition, refer them to the applicable launchpad project as needed.

Ubuntu Manual Tests

Ubuntu Autopilot Tests

Testing Descriptions

Testing is split into 2 main parts.

  1. Contributing Results
  2. Contributing Tests

The following descriptions can be used to help people decide which area they wish to contribute to.

Contributing Results

Most users will likely be interested in contributing test results for ubuntu during the jam. There are 3 different types of results contributions that can be made.

  1. Image Testing
  2. Application Testing
  3. Hardware Testing

Image Testing

Image or iso testing consists of downloading a copy of the latest daily ISO images, burning them to CDs/USB keys (or loading them into VM's) and running through an installation with them.

What's tested?: Iso image ubiquity / debian installer

Tutorials: ISO Testing walkthrough

Testcases to execute: Global Jam Testcases

Application Testing

Application testing is the manual testing of specific things (test cases) in applications.

What's tested?: Specific ubuntu packages

Tutorials: Cadence Testing Walkthrough

Note, the ubuntu global milestone is incorporated with the normal cadence testing; hence the walkthrough is valid for the event

Testcases to execute: Global Jam Testcases

Hardware Testing

Hardware Testing is about the manual testing of specific things (test cases) mainly related to laptop hardware. Smoke tests are used to determine hardware compatibility for the system being tested.

What's tested?: Hardware compatibility with ubuntu

Requirements:

  • Laptop/Hardware for testing

Tutorials: Laptop Testing Walkthrough

Testcases to execute: Global Jam Testcases

Contributing Testcases

For contributing testcase, there are 3 different types that can be contributed.

  1. Autopilot
  2. Autopkg
  3. Manual

Autopilot

Autopilot is a testing tool capable of introspecting applications and generating keyboard and mouse events. Autopilot tests are utilized for functional testing, including GUI testing and simulating end user interaction.

Autopilot Tutorial

Testcases to contribute

Ubuntu Autopilot Tests Project

Autopkg

Autopkg tests are run at build time automatically by the buildbots for the package. The goal of these tests is to provide system and integration testing to guarantee basic functionality.

Autopkg Tutorial

Testcases to contribute

Manual

Manual Testcases are simply sets of instructions designed to be followed and reported against by real people.

Manual Testcase Tutorial

Testcases to contribute

Ubuntu Manual Tests Project


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