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BugHunting Session

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Date November 27, 2017
IRC Channel #libreoffice-qa connect via webchat
Telegram Channel

Quick Start :

  1. Download: here! NOTE: Builds will be available at the time of the Bug Hunting Session
  2. Test what you want
  3. Found a bug? Mention it on QA/IRC or [a bug]!

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


Our community is preparing for the release of LibreOffice 6.0.0. 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 translations for this version are still being done and are not yet integrated.

On November 27, 2017 we will have an international Bug Hunting Session (BHS), testing the Beta1 version of LibreOffice 6.0.0. Please join us! :-)

When: November 27, 2017

Feel free to join us at any point during this Monday.

  • #Mentors will be most of the time available from 08:00 UTC to 22:00 UTC on that date.

If you cannot join us during this session, you are always welcome to help us hunt for bugs on other days. The builds of this particular Beta release (LibreOffice 6.0.0 Beta1) will be available until mid of December ;-)

How to Test it

1. Download LibreOffice 6.0 Beta1.

Linux (32-bit)
Linux (64-bit)

2. Install it. (Note that it will not replace your actual installation -- this is a development version that will not install as a production version.)

3. Test it.

4. Report bugs you find. (For help, join #libreoffice-qa connect via webchat in IRC )

What to test

We aim to:

  • Do as much testing on the 6.0.0 as possible
  • Triage 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 play 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 refactoring here> ...

Dedicated sessions


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.


Get a little support

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

More info on TestLink, 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 connect via webchat channel? It would be great to have a couple of people providing coverage most of the day...

  • x1sc0
  • sophie
  • buovjaga
  • bearon


Joining us for Bug Hunting Fun?

It'd be very helpful for us if you could register for the TDF Wiki and add your name or IRC nick below. This helps us keep track of participation in the event, and gives us stats to help us plan our next Bug Hunting event!

  • x1sc0: Mentoring.
  • sophie: Mentoring.
  • buovjaga: Mentoring.
  • bearon: Mentoring

I don't want to commit to a particular day!

For those of you who like to keep things loose and fluid, please add your name (and/or IRC nick) below. We're looking forward to seeing you in #libreoffice-qa at some point during the day :-)

  • (your name here)

People working on this version

You can find the whole list of people working on this version here. Help us to test LibreOffice 6.0 Beta1 and the next time the list will be updated you will appear on it ;-)


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