Early test scrub for WordPress 5.8

In the previous week we didn’t run the test scrub. That’s why the agenda stays the same for this week. Early test scrub for WordPress 5.8 will take place on 2021-04-16 13:30 in the core-test channel.

We’ll do manual testing of the below tickets, making sure there are no regressions:
https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/32579
https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/52226
https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/52521
https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/52662
https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/40570
https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/39108

We’ll appreciate your participation and feedback!

What you need

  • WordPress environment
  • WordPress 5.8 alpha release, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “Bleeding edgebleeding edge The latest revision of the software, generally in development and often unstable. Also known as trunk.” channel and BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process./RC Only” stream options)
  • Two of the tickets are not merged yet. To test them we’ll need to set up the Testing Environment by following the steps listed here – https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5581#comment:3

How to apply a patchpatch A special text file that describes changes to code, by identifying the files and lines which are added, removed, and altered. It may also be referred to as a diff. A patch can be applied to a codebase for testing.

TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker., for example 35449

npm run grunt patch:35449

How to fetch and then checkout a PR, for example, PR 828

git fetch upstream pull/828/head:pr-828
git checkout pr-828

or for PR:

npm run grunt patch:https://github.com/WordPress/wordpress-develop/pull/828

Check the handbook for more ways to test patches.

Looking forward to seeing you!

#5-8, #test, #testing

Early test scrub for WordPress 5.8

As a part of the 5.8 release, we’ll be hosting early test scrub for WordPress 5.8 on 2021-04-09 13:30 in the core-test channel.

We’ll do manual testing of the below tickets, making sure there are no regressions:
https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/32579
https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/52226
https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/52521
https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/52662
https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/40570
https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/39108

We’ll appreciate your participation and feedback!

What you need

  • WordPress environment
  • WordPress 5.8 alpha release, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “Bleeding edgebleeding edge The latest revision of the software, generally in development and often unstable. Also known as trunk.” channel and BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process./RC Only” stream options)
  • Two of the tickets are not merged yet. To test them we’ll need to set up the Testing Environment by following the steps listed here – https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5581#comment:3

How to apply a patchpatch A special text file that describes changes to code, by identifying the files and lines which are added, removed, and altered. It may also be referred to as a diff. A patch can be applied to a codebase for testing.

TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker., for example 35449

npm run grunt patch:35449

How to fetch and then checkout a PR, for example, PR 828

git fetch upstream pull/828/head:pr-828
git checkout pr-828

or for PR:

npm run grunt patch:https://github.com/WordPress/wordpress-develop/pull/828

Check the handbook for more ways to test patches.

Looking forward to seeing you!

#test, #testing

#5-8

Discussion: add a testing template to Trac

During the release cycle of WordPress 5.6, the focus lead, @monikarao, together with other people in the cohort, brainstormed ideas to encourage more testing.

One of the ideas is to add a template to TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. so that when a new ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. is created the reporter is prompted to add information about the testing steps, not only the bugbug A bug is an error or unexpected result. Performance improvements, code optimization, and are considered enhancements, not defects. After feature freeze, only bugs are dealt with, with regressions (adverse changes from the previous version) being the highest priority. or the enhancementenhancement Enhancements are simple improvements to WordPress, such as the addition of a hook, a new feature, or an improvement to an existing feature. proposed.

Right now tickets are opened without instruction on how and what to test. During triagetriage The act of evaluating and sorting bug reports, in order to decide priority, severity, and other factors. sessions, scrubbers sometimes add the request manually, but the process could be automated.

Add a template

When reporters create new tickets they will be prompted to add these information:

  • List the exact steps necessary to reproduce the problem.
  • Specify the environment details where you reproduced the issue, e.g. WordPress version, PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher version, browser & version, operating system & version, plugins installed, and their versions.
  • Paste any relevant error messages.
  • Are there any workarounds for this issue?
  • How can this issue be tested to ensure it’s fixed? Apply the patchpatch A special text file that describes changes to code, by identifying the files and lines which are added, removed, and altered. It may also be referred to as a diff. A patch can be applied to a codebase for testing.? Check the console? Check the front-end before and after? etc…
  • Are there any testing dependencies, such as a pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party or script?
  • What is the expected behavior after applying the patch?

How-to guide

Write a short page that explains every one of those prompts, with examples and explanations on why it is important to test. Add the link to new tickets.

Notify coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.-test

If the tickets is high-priority, notify the #core-test channel in SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/..

What do you think?

I opened a ticket in Meta for this, and @dd32 encouraged me to discuss it here first, so here I am 🙂

Do you think having a template is useful? For every new ticket? What about stale tickets? Do you think notifying the core-test channel is necessary? What do you think should be the flow?

Thanks!

#test

Test scrub for WordPress 5.7 Beta 1 and office hours

As part of the 5.7 release, we’ll be hosting a  BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 1 focused test scrub on February 5, 2021 13:30 UTC in the #core channel on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/..

In particular, we will focus on user testing and discuss all improvements. Since there are no use-cases listed, we will take the opportunity also to start writing down common actions users perform, so we can build up testing scenarios.

Please join us and share your valuable feedback.

You can read more about Beta 1 on its announcement post.
https://wordpress.org/news/2021/02/wordpress-5-7-beta-1/

What you need
– Test website
– WordPress 5.7 Beta 1:
– Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “Bleeding edgebleeding edge The latest revision of the software, generally in development and often unstable. Also known as trunk.” channel and Beta/RC Only” stream options)
– Or download the release candidate here (zip).

Looking forward to testing with you!

#test#testing

#5-7, #test, #testing

Test Scrub for WordPress 5.7 and office hours

As part of the 5.7 release, we’ll be hosting a focused test scrub for the below-listed tickets, Tomorrow, Friday 29/01/2021 13:30 UTC in the #core channel on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/..

https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/51812
https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/51941
https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/52355
https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/48562
https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/47912

The ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. is ready to be considered for commit but needs testing/QA.

To set up the Testing Environment follow the steps listed here – https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5581#comment:3

How to apply a patchpatch A special text file that describes changes to code, by identifying the files and lines which are added, removed, and altered. It may also be referred to as a diff. A patch can be applied to a codebase for testing.

TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. ticket, for example 35449

npm run grunt patch:35449

How to fetch and then checkout a PR, for example, PR 828

git fetch upstream pull/828/head:pr-828
git checkout pr-828

or for PR:

npm run patch https://github.com/WordPress/wordpress-develop/pull/828

Check the handbook for more ways to test patches.

Do you have a ticket you want to bring up for testing?

Fantastic!

In order to allow testers to manually test the patch, you should include the following information:

  • What are the steps to reproduce the problem?
  • What are the steps to test?
  • Are there any testing dependencies such as a pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party or script?
  • What is the expected behavior after applying the patch?

#5-7#test#testing

#5-7, #test, #testing

Test Scrub for WordPress 5.7 and office hours

As part of the 5.7 release, we’ll be hosting a focused test scrub for tickets listed in this report, later today, Friday Janury 22, 2021 13:30 UTC in the #core channel on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/..

The report will show tickets that

Have needs-testing label

Don’t have

  • needs-testing-info
  • needs-refresh
  • needs-unit-tests
  •  2nd-opinion
  • dev-feedback

labels.

The ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. is ready to be considered for commit  but needs testing/QA.

Testing Environment

  1. Open the Terminal app
  2. Install homebrew by pasting /bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install.sh)" – You might be asked if you want to install the Xcode Command Line Tools, confirm.
  3. Install GitGit Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency. Git is easy to learn and has a tiny footprint with lightning fast performance. Most modern plugin and theme development is being done with this version control system. https://git-scm.com/. by typing brew install Git
  4. Install Docker by typing brew cask install Docker.
    • If you get an error you can try brew install cask Docker or install Docker Desktop 
  5. Install Node by typing brew install Node
  6. Open the Docker app in your computer and ignore the welcome screen that tells you to create a container
  7. Clone the GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ repository with the wordpress-development environment by typing git clone and the URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org you get when you click on the green button on the top of the GitHub repo that says Code. Pick the HTTPSHTTPS HTTPS is an acronym for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure. HTTPS is the secure version of HTTP, the protocol over which data is sent between your browser and the website that you are connected to. The 'S' at the end of HTTPS stands for 'Secure'. It means all communications between your browser and the website are encrypted. This is especially helpful for protecting sensitive data like banking information. URL.
  8. Go to the directory where you cloned the repo (you can use cd wordpress-develop to locate it)
  9. Now type these 4 commands
    1. npm install
    2. npm run build:dev
    3. npm run env:start
    4. npm run env:install
  10. You should be able to access the development version of WordPress at http://localhost:8889/. You can access it with username admin and password password

How to apply a patchpatch A special text file that describes changes to code, by identifying the files and lines which are added, removed, and altered. It may also be referred to as a diff. A patch can be applied to a codebase for testing.

TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. ticket, for example 35449

npm run grunt patch:35449

How to fetch and then checkout a PR, for example, PR 828

git fetch upstream pull/828/head:pr-828
git checkout pr-828

or for PR:

npm run grunt patch:https://github.com/WordPress/wordpress-develop/pull/828

Check the handbook for more ways to test patches.

Do you have a ticket you want to bring up for testing?

Fantastic!

In order to allow testers to manually test the patch, you should include the following information:

  • What are the steps to reproduce the problem?
  • What are the steps to test?
  • Are there any testing dependencies such as a pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party or script?
  • What is the expected behavior after applying the patch?

#5-7, #test, #testing

Test Scrub for WordPress 5.7

As part of the 5.7 release, we’ll be hosting test scrubs focused on the tickets milestoned for 5.7 on Friday, January 12, 2021 at 13:30 UTC in the #core channel on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/..

Following are the tickets going to be discussed in the scrub

Testing Environment

  1. Open the Terminal app
  2. Install homebrew by pasting /bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install.sh)" – You might be asked if you want to install the Xcode Command Line Tools, confirm.
  3. Install GitGit Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency. Git is easy to learn and has a tiny footprint with lightning fast performance. Most modern plugin and theme development is being done with this version control system. https://git-scm.com/. by typing brew install Git
  4. Install Docker by typing brew cask install Docker
  5. Install Node by typing brew install Node
  6. Open the Docker app in your computer and ignore the welcome screen that tells you to create a container
  7. Clone the GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ repository with the wordpress-development environment by typing git clone and the URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org you get when you click on the green button on the top of the GitHub repo that says Code. Pick the HTTPSHTTPS HTTPS is an acronym for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure. HTTPS is the secure version of HTTP, the protocol over which data is sent between your browser and the website that you are connected to. The 'S' at the end of HTTPS stands for 'Secure'. It means all communications between your browser and the website are encrypted. This is especially helpful for protecting sensitive data like banking information. URL.
  8. Go to the directory where you cloned the repo (you can use cd wordpress-develop to locate it)
  9. Now type these 4 commands
    1. npm install
    2. npm run build:dev
    3. npm run env:start
    4. npm run env:install
  10. You should be able to access the development version of WordPress at http://localhost:8889/. You can access it with username admin and password password

Do you have a ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. you want to bring up for testing?

Fantastic!

In order to allow testers to manually test the patchpatch A special text file that describes changes to code, by identifying the files and lines which are added, removed, and altered. It may also be referred to as a diff. A patch can be applied to a codebase for testing., you should include the following information:

  • What are the steps to reproduce the problem?
  • What are the steps to test?
  • Are there any testing dependencies such as a pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party or script?
  • What is the expected behavior after applying the patch?

#5-7, #test, #testing

Test scrub for WordPress 5.6 RC3 and office hours

As part of the 5.6 release, we’ll be hosting a Release Candidaterelease candidate One of the final stages in the version release cycle, this version signals the potential to be a final release to the public. Also see alpha (beta). 3 focused test scrub on Friday, 4 December 2020, 19:00 GMT+5:30 in the #core channel on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/..

In particular, we will focus on user testing. Since there are no use-cases listed, we will take the opportunity also to start writing down common actions users perform, so we can build up testing scenarions.

Please join us and share your valuable feedback.

You can read more about Release Candidate 3 on its announcement post.

What you need
– Test website
– WordPress 5.6 RC 3:
– Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “Bleeding edgebleeding edge The latest revision of the software, generally in development and often unstable. Also known as trunk.” channel and BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process./RC Only” stream options)
– Or download the release candidate here (zip).

Looking forward to testing with you!

#test, #testing

#5-6, #test, #testing

Test scrub for WordPress 5.6 RC1 and office hours

As part of the 5.6 release, we’ll be hosting a Release Candidaterelease candidate One of the final stages in the version release cycle, this version signals the potential to be a final release to the public. Also see alpha (beta). 1 focused test scrub on 11/27/2020 13:30 UTC in the #core channel on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/..

There are tests for developers and users and depending on who will show up we decide on what we will work.

Tasks for developers

To apply and test patches, you need a development environment.

Tasks for users

These are some of the test scenarios:

  • Upgrade to Release Candidate 1
  • Install Release Candidate 1 on a new website
  • Create a post or a page
  • Edit an existing post or page
  • Add, remove, edit users
  • Add, activate, deactivate, delete a a theme. From the repository or a zip upload.
  • Add, activate, deactivate, delete a pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party. From the repository or a zip upload.
  • Add, edit, remove a menu. Place it in a menu location and in a widgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user..
  • Edit your dashboard
  • Ecc…

What you need for user testing

  • A test website
  • WordPress 5.6 RC 1:
    • Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “Bleeding edgebleeding edge The latest revision of the software, generally in development and often unstable. Also known as trunk.” channel and BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process./RC Only” stream options)
    • Or download the release candidate here (zip).

Please join us and share your valuable feedback.

You can read more about Release Candidate 1 on its announcement post.

#5-6, #test, #testing

Test scrub for WordPress 5.6 RC1 and office hours

As part of the 5.6 release, we’ll be hosting a Release Candidaterelease candidate One of the final stages in the version release cycle, this version signals the potential to be a final release to the public. Also see alpha (beta). 1 focused test scrub on 11/20/2020 13:30 UTC in the #core channel on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/..

In particular, we will focus on user testing. Since there are no use-cases listed, we will take the opportunity also to start writing down common actions users perform, so we can build up testing scenarions.

Please join us and share your valuable feedback.

You can read more about Release Candidate 1 on its announcement post.

What you need

  • Test website
  • WordPress 5.6 RC 1:
    • Try the WordPress Beta Tester pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party (choose the “Bleeding edgebleeding edge The latest revision of the software, generally in development and often unstable. Also known as trunk.” channel and BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process./RC Only” stream options)
    • Or download the release candidate here (zip).

Looking forward to testing with you!

#test, #testing

#5-6