As you may be aware, Moodle 2.4 is due for release next month. To ensure a top quality release, we're running another QA testing cycle, starting today: Moodle 2.4 QA. The list of over 600 QA tests has been expanded to include tests covering new features and improvements in Moodle 2.4.
If you'd like to have a play with Moodle 2.4 on our Moodle QA testing site and at the same time help with QA testing, please read the QA testing guide and contact me if you'd like to be added to the testers group in the Moodle Tracker. New testers are always welcome.
We're aiming for a 100% pass rate of QA tests within the next three weeks, so all testing help is much appreciated!
Testing and QA
All that I can say on that part: "If you'd like to play with Moodle 2.4..." is "Bring it on!"
Happy testing everyone!
p.s. And after logging in at qa.moodle.net as a manager, there are two error messages:
"Notice: Undefined variable: allplugins in /html/admin/settings/plugins.php on line 313
Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /html/admin/settings/plugins.php on line 313"
I've just sent you a message to let you know you are now a member of the testers group in the tracker, so if you'd like to select a test from the list -MDLQA-4602 - you'll now find pass and fail buttons. Thanks for your enthusiam to help!
Hi, Helen. I started to test the newest Moodle version. But, the server showed the following error message:
qa.moodle.net upgrade in progress... we'll be back soon.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
Hi Helen. I'm little confusing. I was testing a forum issue. Suddenly, the Moodle server did not work for awhile. After a short period of time. I logged to the server again, but the forum activity was gone. is this a normal situation?
Mary, thanks for your time to help me. Question: What is the schedule of Moodle server reset? For example: 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm or 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm. This is important to match my schedule of testing.
Note that those sites are empty. You have to transfer the content, for example from the qa site, through course export/import.
My attempt to create sites with content, "The set of Moodle test courses (or sites)" https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=213950, got stranded.
Thanks Richard, you're now a member of the testers group in the tracker too.
Thanks to everyone who has helped with QA testing over the weekend. We've made a great start, with 59 tests run so far!
For more information on our QA cycle progress, please see the QA testing dashboard.
I may be a little late in the game for this, but I'd be happy to help test! I've been testing my local test installation, but I imagine it'd probably be best to test along with everyone else!
We're hoping everything will go well and we can push to production over Christmas break!
There are both advantages and drawbacks in conducting tests on your own test site rather than on the "official" moodle test site.
I never conduct tests on the Moodle QA Testing site because I find it agonizing slow. Also, you cannot conduct tests that need some time, as everything you do is reset every hour!
I always conduct the QA tests on my own local machine, making sure that my version of Moodle (2.4 at the moment) is regularly updated to the latest state (I use GIT).
And it's never too late to help. At this time (17 November), there are still 370 "open" issues, so plenty to choose from!
Rakesh, thanks for offering to help with QA testing. If you'd like to create an account in the Moodle tracker then let me know, I can add you to the testers group. Another thing you can do is have a play on our QA Testing site perhaps trying out the new features listed in the Moodle 2.4 release notes and post in this forum about any issues you come across.
Dan, I've added you to the testers group in the tracker, so you're now able to pass or fail QA tests in the Moodle 2.4 QA cycle. As Joseph points out, it's certainly not too late to help out! Thanks for volunteering.
Just messaged you, I would love to assist in testing, please add me to the tester group as well, thanks!
Thanks Lehane, you're now a member of the testers group too.
Many thanks to everyone who had helped with QA testing up to now. We're almost up to 50% of tests passed in 10 days!
If we can ensure that the remaining tests pass in the next 10 days then we'll be able to release Moodle 2.4 as planned at the beginning of December!
I know its a little late, but would love to help with the testing for Moodle 2.4
All the best,
can u send me a test require mesage? i'd like to take part in.
As Séverin mentions, all the Moodle 2.4 QA tests are now passed, so the QA cycle is complete. Many thanks to everyone who has helped.
As always though, you're welcome to try things out on our Moodle QA Testing site, perhaps some of the new features listed in the Moodle 2.4 release notes and and report any bugs in the Moodle tracker. If you're not sure whether something is a bug or a feature, feel free to post about it in this forum.