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    Dates Oct 30 - Nov 1
    IRC Channel #libreoffice-qa IRC://

    Quick Start :

    1. Download: here!
    2. Test what you want
    3. Find a bug? Mention it on QA/IRC or file a bug!

    It's as simple as that -- your help is greatly appreciated!


    Our community is preparing for the release of LibreOffice 5.1.0. We've added many new features and fixed loads of bugs (see below...), and we want to make sure that the new version is well tested. You can help to make this release a great one! Be aware however that the translation for this version may not be over and is not yet integrated.

    On October 30th to November 1st we will have an international bug-hunting session, testing the first alpha of LibreOffice 5.1.0 Please join us! :-)

    How to join

    Linux (64-bit)

    Note that it will not replace your actual installation, this is an alpha version that will install as a developer version

    When: October 30th, 31st, November 1st

    Feel free to join us at any point during these three days.

    • #Mentors will be available from 08:00 UTC to 22:00 UTC on those dates.

    If you can't join us during this session, you're always welcome to help us hunt for bugs on other days. The builds of this particular alpha1 (LibreOffice 5.1.0. alpha) will be available until mid November ;-)

    What to test

    We aim at:

    • Doing as much testing on the 5.1.0 as possible
    • Triaging all already filed issues for this version, so that it's as clear as possible for the developers to step in!

    There are always more ways to test: do your regular tasks, structured tests, or playing with the new features..

    Choose what suits best for you :-) All testing is great and important, and the more we are, the more chance we have to hunt a bug!

    So take one of those:

    • Your own favourite features
    • Look at the new 5.1 features
    • pick a component and check for bugs that were fixed in this release: xx
    • Soon we will give some useful queries at this place, what will lead you to bugs that need some checking: xx
    • Things that underwent major refactorings between 5.0 -> 5.1:
      • <your refactoring here> ...
      • <your refactoring here> ...

    Found a bug?

    At first, make sure it isn't already reported by searching in our bug database. If it isn't reported yet, you can add it to our bug database using our [1], which is a guided form to report bugs. If you are more confident with Bugzilla, you can report your bug using the Bugzilla interface. When you want to discuss first, use chat or mail, fast and direct.


    If there is a bug that you want to pin point as clear as possible, then bibisect (explained by Bjoern Michaelsen) will be a great tool for you (for advanced testers)!

    Get a little support

    Other users and testers are at IRC and the mailing list to help with any question. Don't be shy, don't hesitate to ask!

    More info on Moztrap, to work with our test cases, is here

    If you have an idea for a test case, feel welcome to post this at our QA mailing list


    Who's available to manage the #libreoffice-qa IRC:// channel? It would be great to have a couple of people providing coverage most of the day...

    • sophi
    • Robinson (colonelqubit) - Friday Oct 30th
    • Beluga - from October 30 to November 1, 2015