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The Ubuntu Quality team is focused on developing and maintaining the policies and practices for ensuring Ubuntu's quality as a distribution as well as providing general advice, oversight, and leadership of QA community and its activities within the Ubuntu project.
What's happening now during Vivid? Have a read!
For a current overview of what testing looks like in ubuntu, check out A simple look at testing within ubuntu.
What kinds of things does the Ubuntu Quality team do?
- Creates and manages testcases to meet the quality needs of different teams
- Participates in testing events to ensure packages and images
- Helps to build communities around QA work and run them smoothly.
- Leads Ubuntu's testing activities.
Ubuntu Quality is mainly a coordination team, so individuals, not other teams, can be members. Additionally, memberships expire annually and can be renewed by members themselves. We heartily encourage people from all areas of ubuntu to join our team.
Interested in joining the team? Great! You need to do a couple things to get plugged in.
Please subscribe to the Ubuntu Quality mailing list. Announcements and coordination for testing will occur on this list.
Please send an introductory email to the Ubuntu Quality mailing list list introducing yourself, your previous QA work, and your plans for working in the team.
Join the Launchpad QA Team.
Consider stopping by on IRC and saying hello in realtime! We hang out in the #ubuntu-quality channel on irc.freenode.net
Checkout the roles page to get started on contributing. It will give you a summary of each of the roles folks perform on the team. Read the summaries of each and pick the one you are interested in. If you are new to testing and/or ubuntu, start off by following the tester role page. Go through the setup and choose some of the activities. You can get started contributing today!
- Remember, if you get stuck, ask for help!
Read the FAQ page.
Familiarize yourself with the glossary of terms used.
The mailing list will also announce opportunities as they come up.