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= Ubuntu Quality =
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== Overview ==
What's happening now during Vivid? [[http://www.theorangenotebook.com/2014/12/quality-opportunities-for-vivid-cycle.html|Have a read!]]

For a current overview of what testing looks like in ubuntu, check out [[http://www.theorangenotebook.com/2014/03/a-simple-look-at-testing-within-ubuntu.html|A simple look at testing within ubuntu]].

Also have a read of [[http://www.theorangenotebook.com/2014/03/keeping-ubuntu-healthy-manual-image.html|Manual Image Testing]] and [[http://www.theorangenotebook.com/2014/03/keeping-ubuntu-healthy-core-apps.html|Automated Testing for the core apps]].
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You can get involved with the Ubuntu Quality team in several ways. To help you get started, we have split the tasks in several roles: You can get involved with the Ubuntu Quality team in several ways. To help you figure out what you can do to help us, we have split the tasks in several roles:
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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. === Next Steps ===
After you've found out the area(s) where you want to help us with, we recommend '''subscribing to the [[https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-quality|Ubuntu Quality mailing list]]'''. Announcements and coordination for testing will occur on this list.
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=== Joining ===
Interested in joining the team? Great! You need to do a couple things to get plugged in.
Also consider stopping by on IRC and saying hello in realtime! We hang out in the '''[[http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=ubuntu-quality|#ubuntu-quality]] IRC channel''' on the Freenode IRC network.
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 * Please subscribe to the [[https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-quality|Ubuntu Quality mailing list]]. Announcements and coordination for testing will occur on this list.
 * Please send an introductory email to the [[https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-quality|Ubuntu Quality mailing list]] list introducing yourself, your previous QA work, and your plans for working in the team.
 * Join the [[https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-testing|Launchpad QA Team]].
 * Add yourself to the [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/WhoWeAre|Who We Are]] and [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/Hardware | Hardware]] pages, this helps us keeps track of who is contributing.
 * Consider stopping by on IRC and saying hello in realtime! We hang out in the [[http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=ubuntu-quality|#ubuntu-quality channel on irc.freenode.net]]
There are a few tutorials to get you started:
 * '''For testers:''' [[QATeam/DevelopmentSetup|Setting up a development/testing installation]]
 * '''For people who plan to contribute to things maintained in Bzr branches (testcases and code):''' [[QATeam/DevelopmentToolsSetup|Setting up development tools]] and [[QATeam/DevelopmentToolsUsage|Working with Bzr branches and Launchpad]]
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=== Next Steps ===
 * Checkout the [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/Roles|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 [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/Roles/Tester|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!
Additionally, if you need '''more information or guidance on getting started''', you can ask for help both in the mailing list and the IRC channel.
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=== References ===
 * Read the [[QATeam/FAQ|FAQ page]].
 * Familiarize yourself with the [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/Glossary|glossary]] of terms used.
 * The [[https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-quality|mailing list]] will also announce opportunities as they come up.

=== Getting Help ===
 * If you have trouble understanding where to start, contact us for help:
  * Send an email to the [[https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-quality|mailing list]]
  * Come to talk to us on the [[http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=ubuntu-quality|#ubuntu-quality channel on irc.freenode.net]]
=== Further resources ===
 * The [[https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-testing|Launchpad QA Team]] is open for everybody helping out the QA team to join!
 * You can send an introductory email to the [[https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-quality|Ubuntu Quality mailing list]] list introducing yourself and your plans for working in the team.
 * You can add your information on the [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/Hardware|Hardware]] page.
 * The [[QATeam/FAQ|FAQ page]] answers the most common questions.

Ubuntu Quality

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.

Getting Involved

You can get involved with the Ubuntu Quality team in several ways. To help you figure out what you can do to help us, we have split the tasks in several roles:

Next Steps

After you've found out the area(s) where you want to help us with, we recommend subscribing to the Ubuntu Quality mailing list. Announcements and coordination for testing will occur on this list.

Also consider stopping by on IRC and saying hello in realtime! We hang out in the #ubuntu-quality IRC channel on the Freenode IRC network.

There are a few tutorials to get you started:

Additionally, if you need more information or guidance on getting started, you can ask for help both in the mailing list and the IRC channel.

Further resources

  • The Launchpad QA Team is open for everybody helping out the QA team to join!

  • You can send an introductory email to the Ubuntu Quality mailing list list introducing yourself and your plans for working in the team.

  • You can add your information on the Hardware page.

  • The FAQ page answers the most common questions.

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