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Old 07-14-2008, 09:50 PM
Martin Sourada
 
Default Feature Test Plans (was Nodoka notification theme)

> Here's the deal with Test Plans: A Test Plan is a document that tells
> the testers how to test your feature.
>
> While writing your Test Plan, pretend that you have an intern whose job
> it is to test new features that land in Fedora releases. This brave,
> brave soul has a few years' experience as a Fedora user and basic
> familiarity with using the commandline to configure stuff, install
> packages, and so on.
>
> Your job is to tell this person how they can test your cool new feature,
> so they can either a) tell their friends about how cool it is, or b)
> tell you (via bugzilla) if it breaks.
>
> A good Test Plan should answer these four questions:
>
> 0. What special hardware / data / etc. is needed (if any)?
> 1. How do you prepare your system to test this feature? What packages
> need to be installed, config files edited, etc.?
> 2. What specific actions do you perform to check that the feature is
> working like it's supposed to?
> 3. What are the expected results of those actions?
>
> Your answers can be short: "get a bluetooth keyboard and yum install
> bluez-gnome newer than 0.25" answers question 0 and 1 just fine. But
> they need to be complete and explicit: "Get an appropriate keyboard and
> install the new packages" is not helpful.
>
> Soon I'm going to start tracking down Feature owners whose Feature pages
> don't tell me how to test their stuff. I'm happy to help write good test
> plans, but you can save a lot of trouble by getting one ready *before* I
> come bother you on IRC / by email / outside your window at night[1].
>
> -w
>
> [1] Only kidding. Probably.

Thanks for the info, it really makes my life a lot easier ;-) Does this
test plan looks good (edited in wiki as well)?

Test Plan
* Install notification-daemon-engine-nodoka
* Testing the engine
* Set gconf '/app/notification-daemon/theme' key to
'nodoka'
* Use various software that show notification bubbles
* Test either with compositing enabled or disabled (the
engine behaves slightly different based on the
availability of true transparency)
* Watch if the bubbles are displayed correctly
* Testing theme selection via gconf
* Switch gconf '/app/notification-daemon/theme' key
between 'nodoka' and 'standard'
* Watch if the change is applied correctly - i.e. the
engine is set properly and applications continue showing
notification bubbles
* Known issues - Bug 455289: Notification daemon crashes
after changing theme
* Testing theme selection via appearances caplet
* Switch between various themes in the appearances caplet
(using the latest rawhide control-center rpm package)
* Look if the notification theme is changed properly (look
into /usr/share/themes/*/index.theme files for
NotificationTheme key, if not set, notification theme
should be set to standard, otherwise it should use the
value of the key)
* Try customizing the selected theme and see if the
notification theme stays unchanged
* Known issues - Bug 455329: Notification theme is reset
to standard when theme is customized
* Report any issues at rhbz

Thanks,
Martin
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