Samstag Jul 14, 2007

Building OpenOffice.org for the Mac is easy

Yesterday I started the second time building OpenOffice.org (OOo) under the Mac (INTeL) platform. Eric B. has given me the link to the documentation to build the Aqua version under Mac OS X and I started the game again....

Months (years?) before I did the same on the PowerPC version of my iMac to build the X11 version of OOo and it was a hell. You need to get packages downoaded from elsewhere and had to put it under the build tree, the manual and the process was very tricky. It did not work and I have given up. I am not a porter or a developer who is able to understand the problem statements of the build environment, I am a tester and need a build to test as fast a possible...

Today it was totally different and very easy. Only one typo in the Wiki page and the rest was described very easy. I was able to start - after re-installing the Xcode package from Apple where Ant was missing?!? - around 3.40 p.m. and as I looked onto the machine again (on the way to bed) around 10.20 p.m. everything was done and the build was packaged.... Wow!

Dienstag Jun 05, 2007

Do you use OpenOffice.org? / Benutzen Sie OpenOffice.org?


Thomas Krumbein from the German OpenOffice.org community project has created a questionaire to all who wants to help OpenOffice.org to get numbers. Numbers of installed workstations on which operating systems etc. The questionaire is in German.
Thomas Krumbein hat einen Fragebogen erstellt, der OOo helfen soll an Zahlen zu kommen, da die Verkaufszahlen ja nicht gemessen werden. Es wäre toll, wenn Sie sich 2 Minuten Zeit nehmen und mithelfen eine Übersicht der installierten Basis zu erstellen:
http://www.amt-wiesbaden.de/ooo/Fragebogen.html
Fragen: Wieviel Arbeitsplätze (ca.) sind mit OOo ausgestattet?
  • Welche Version von OOo wird aktuell genutzt?
  • Seit wann wird OOo genutzt? (Jahr oder Versionsnummer)
  • Welche Module werden hauptsächlich genutzt?
  • Welches Betriebssystem wird überwiegend eingesetzt?

Donnerstag Mai 03, 2007

We're back on Mac

Sun is supporting the Mac OS X "Aqua" port of OpenOffice.org and the Sun mac users at Hamburg office made a small welcome-party.[Read More]

Dienstag Jan 16, 2007

Enhancing automated software test environment on OOo

The automated testing team inside Sun Microsystems maintains at the moment 100% of the GUI testing code of OOo but there is hope that also others will start writing test code in future which can be also shared and used by others. That would be a great test case development.
To get others into the boat we want to get a good set of test scripts [1] and will do some enhancements in these areas:

  1. Documentation
  2. Reuse
  3. Structured
  4. Mainenance

We know for 1.) that we need to document how to add a new L10N (=localization) language to the framework and also we need to make it easier (4.).

If you have suggestions for the other areas we should think about, subscribe to dev@qa.openoffice.org mailing list and let us know what your barrier is we need to break down.

We want to collect in the next three weeks which enhancements we need to to do to get the barriers down and you into the boat. I will summarize it and maybe you are alos interested to do some work with us...



[1]
Software Test Automation, Mark Fewster & Dorothy Graham, Addison Wesley, 1999, ISBN 0-201-33140-3, page 69; table 3.1 "Comparison of good and poor sets of test scripts that perform the same set of test cases"

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