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''Working document for the Oct. 1-2 desktop testing sprint.'' Testing automation is a key process in the testing efforts. It could simplify testers' lives by automating things that are repeatable and leaving human effort to things that cannot be automated by a machine, like usability bugs.
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== Agenda == In these pages is described the Ubuntu testing automation efforts, focusing on desktop testing, but covering hardware testing and API testing as well.
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 * Desktop testing
  * Evaluating technologies LDTP, dogtail and Accerciser
 * ISO integrity and install testing
 * Upgrade testing (including GUI functionality)
 * Package install/remove testing
 * Hosting: Where and how do we host the automated tests?
 * [[/Roadmap|Testing Automation Roadmap]] - Roadmap of the activities related to testing automation.
 * [[/Desktop|Desktop Testing]] - Automation of the desktop tests using LDTP.
 * [[/Checkbox|Checkbox]] - Application to launch tests and send results to Launchpad.
 * http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/22681/
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== Ideas ==

 * '''UbuntuTesting@Home:''' Present the test scripts in a way that allows people to test with them easily at home. Initially this would be a set of packages with test scripts glued together by a howto wiki page. Later we can add a GUI interface that lets users download and run tests.
 * '''Test reporting website: ''' A section of qa.ubuntu.com where users can upload test results.
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Testing automation is a key process in the testing efforts. It could simplify testers' lives by automating things that are repeatable and leaving human effort to things that cannot be automated by a machine, like usability bugs.

In these pages is described the Ubuntu testing automation efforts, focusing on desktop testing, but covering hardware testing and API testing as well.

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