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Hi, all. MySQL is about to launch yet another contribution project. We are still in the planning phase, and I have outlined the issue in this article: http://datacharmer.blogspot.com/2006/10/contributing-to-mysql-qa-ideas-wanted.html Comments welcome! Giuseppe -- Giuseppe Maxia, QA Developer MySQL AB, www.mysql.com...

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    Default Seeking contribution for MySQL Quality Assurance

    Hi, all.
    MySQL is about to launch yet another contribution project. We are still in the planning phase, and I have outlined the
    issue in this article:

    http://datacharmer.blogspot.com/2006/10/contributing-to-mysql-qa-ideas-wanted.html

    Comments welcome!

    Giuseppe

    --
    Giuseppe Maxia, QA Developer
    MySQL AB, www.mysql.com
    Giuseppe Guest

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    Default Re: Seeking contribution for MySQL Quality Assurance

    # how can MySQL involve the users in earlier bug finding?
    Release Alpha/Nightly Builds for users interested in the bug finding.

    # how can MySQL involve the users in its testing process?
    Setup a page similar to sourceforge's project bug page. Where bugs can
    be submitted, reviewed, etc. Once a bug is detected and fixed, it goes
    into the new Nightly Build.

    # what else can community members do for QA? (hints: bugs verification,
    performance testing, standard compliance testing)
    Have different levels of QA for the public, where one group verifies
    bugs, another group looks for workarounds, another group tries to
    further identify the problem, etc. Performance testing is good to,
    especially in different environments, under specific conditions.

    # What kind of incentive would make you (more) willing to cooperate?
    (hints: public recognition, free services, discount on services,
    contests with prizes)
    Access to special builds, with "beta" features that are not available
    to the public. When the public release comes out, in the credits there
    is a Public QA section, and put the person's name in there. Discounts
    on services for higher level public QA (see above).

    Giuseppe Maxia wrote: 

    irampagemc@gmail.com Guest

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    Default Re: Seeking contribution for MySQL Quality Assurance

    com wrote: 

    Well, this is already in place, and, IMHO, MySQL's bug system is very high level.
    I don't say so because I am an employee. I was impressed long before joining the company.

    http://bugs.mysql.com

    The bugs patches don't go immediately into the nightly builds, because of a
    n additional layer of QA between writing the code and committing the patch, i.e.
    there is an internal code review. But basically, the mechanism is the one you have
    described, and the submitter is informed of every step taken from open to close.
     

    Thanks for your comments.
    They are all valuable points.

    Giuseppe

    --
    Giuseppe Maxia, QA Developer
    MySQL AB, www.mysql.com
    Giuseppe Guest

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