[Geany-Devel] Helping Geany move forward: testing

Frank Lanitz frank at xxxxx
Wed May 3 12:47:57 UTC 2017

Am 2017-05-03 12:45, schrieb Lex Trotman:
> On 1 May 2017 at 23:32, Frank Lanitz <frank at frank.uvena.de> wrote:
>> On 29.04.2017 03:35, Lex Trotman wrote:
>>> We really NEED automatic UI testing and we NEED function unit 
>>> testing,
>>> but realistically we are not going to get either.  If we don't have
>>> enough resources to just run and test PRs we don't have the resources
>>> to add these.
>> Would it help if we can find some BA or MA or some external to to 
>> spent
>> a few week/month full time on this?
> Is that an offer?  It would be hard to decide what they should work
> on, since as I said we need everything, but that would be a wonderful
> problem to have.

Well, actually I was thinking about last days but don't have a final 
idea by now. My rough idea is, as we have the association now, in theory 
we got a legal which can hire a freelancer to do unloved stuff like 
fixing very Windows/apple specific bugs no one of distributors is 
able/willing to do. Given this would help something, there are many 
questions to solve first. The biggest 3 in my mind currently are:

1) Who could do the work. Who is experienced enough or willing the pain 
to fix those kind of things

2) What tasks needs to be done (as in never ever anyone else would touch 
it by there own) and how can we consider them as been solved successful. 
Also this could be long running maintenance tasks at our infrastructure.

3) Who is going to pay for it. We got some money from our great donators 
(big thanks to everyone ever contributed code, money or time), but it 
would not be enough to pay maybe 1/2 month of work. So we might would 
need to collect some extra money.

One possible solution: Parts of this would be a great thing for a MA/BA 
majoring in something with software development.

So no final idea by now, but that's why I've asked ;)


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