[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Testing the new XULRunner branch

Lindsay Stratton lstratton at pls-net.org
Mon Jul 23 09:20:11 EDT 2012

Is there a particular time frame for testing? I'd be more than happy to test circulation functions, but have a few time constraints. 

Lindsay Stratton 
Training Coordinator 
Pioneer Library System 
2557 State Rte 21 
Canandaigua, NY 14424 


----- Original Message -----

> From: "Kathy Lussier" <klussier at masslnc.org>
> To: "Evergreen Development Discussion List"
> <open-ils-dev at list.georgialibraries.org>,
> open-ils-general at list.georgialibraries.org
> Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2012 2:12:50 PM
> Subject: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Testing the new XULRunner branch

> Hello Evergreen community!

> Please excuse cross postings.

> Several months ago, Thomas Berezansky at MVLC submitted code to
> support
> Evergreen on newer versions of XULRunner. Jason Stephenson has
> written a
> great blog post about why this code is important at
> http://blog.mvlcstaff.org/2012/05/testing-1-2-3.html. In addition to
> providing more longevity for the Evergreen staff client, it also has
> the
> potential to improve performance.

> With the 2.3 beta feature freeze coming soon, I'm concerned that the
> code might not get enough testing to get the sign off to be merged
> into
> 2.3. Unlike other development branches, this code requires testing in
> all parts of the staff client and really shouldn't be left to one
> person. The more testers we have, the less likely we are to see bugs
> when this code is eventually merged. To help with recruiting
> volunteers,
> I have posted a page at
> http://open-ils.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=qa:new_xul_testing where
> volunteers can sign up to test various areas of the staff client. I
> have
> already tested the MARC batch import interface and have volunteered
> to
> review acquisitions as well. However, it wouldn't hurt if others were
> willing to test those areas as well.

> Testing does not need to be limited to developers. Thomas has made it
> really easy to test this branch. He has set up a server running
> master
> that also has the new XULRunner code loaded. Details for downloading
> a
> client and logging into this server are available at
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/evergreen/+bug/942134/comments/1. Jason's
> blog post also provides details on how you can load the branch on to
> your own testing server.

> If you find any bugs unique to the new XULRunner branch, you can
> report
> them on the Launchpad bug at
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/evergreen/+bug/942134. It also might be a
> good idea to report any successful testing here so that we know that
> a
> function has been tested successfully.

> I hope many of you consider helping out with this effort. It's a
> great
> way to make a tangible contribution to the Evergreen community!

> Kathy

> --
> Kathy Lussier
> Project Coordinator
> Massachusetts Library Network Cooperative
> (508) 756-0172
> (508) 755-3721 (fax)
> klussier at masslnc.org
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