[Mageia-discuss] Appeal for people - QA Needs You

Donald Stewart watersnowrock at gmail.com
Thu Jun 28 17:07:30 CEST 2012

On 28 June 2012 15:45, Claire Robinson <eeeemail at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all
> Some of you may be aware of the current shortage of contributors in QA.
> Since the release of Mageia 2 our workload has doubled and we are struggling
> to stay on top of it.
> I'd like to appeal to you all, if you can find some time, to consider
> joining the QA team and helping to make Mageia!
> You don't have to be a guru to do useful QA so it is a good way for people
> of all experience levels to contribute to the community. We are all ages and
> from all over the world, united by a common cause.
> We have a documented procedure to follow and are more than willing to offer
> some informal mentoring until you feel comfortable with what you are doing.
> We have people of all abilities and it is a welcoming and friendly, albeit
> small, team - so please don't be shy or think your contribution would be
> meaningless. We need all the help we can get!
> As you may know, the long rumoured backport medias will be opening before
> too long (hopefully!) and it will be our job in QA to test backported
> packages then, aswell as the regular updates. If you like to test new stuff
> before it is released or like to learn about old stuff you maybe never knew
> existed before then QA is definitely for you.
> We want to ensure updates are processed in a timely fashion but our backlog
> is growing longer at the moment instead of shorter. So Please, if you would
> like to help, take a moment and read our wiki pages. There is a wealth of
> information there. If you do decide to join then please say Hi on the
> qa-discuss mailing list or on IRC, we'd be very grateful and glad to see
> you!
> Wiki: https://wiki.mageia.org/en/QA_Team
> IRC:  #mageia-qa on irc.freenode.net
> We will be holding regular meetings now on the IRC channel on Thursdays at
> 19UTC. You are more than welcome to come and join in.
> If you need any more info or guidance then please don't hesitate to ask
> either on list or off.
> Hope to see you soon!
> Thanks
> Claire (MrsB)

I'm in. But I am away from now pretty much until then end of August or
so. So I will apply and make it more formal then.


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