Join the Test Team for Palm: Testing Starts This Friday 21 April 2023
Palm, the 16th version of the Open edX® platform, is scheduled for release on Monday 12 June 2023. Testing will take place over a period of six (6) weeks starting from this Friday 21 April 2023 and ending on Friday 2 June 2023.
The test instance, which is the first ever live Open edX® instance running Palm, was announced last week in a post by the test instance sponsor Régis here: Slack
The test plan for Palm currently includes 237 manual tests that can be filtered by user roles, namely Learners, Instructors, Authors, and DevOps. Since Olive, we’ve included new tests covering features such as Course Tours, and for Palm, we’re stretching the coverage of testing to include a growing list of commonly used switches and flags, as well as tests for Micro Frontends (MFEs) and candidate MFEs, which are modular components that can be integrated into the Open edX® platform.
To ensure the quality of Palm, we need your help! Testing will be conducted in three sprints:
Sprint 1: Friday 21 April 2023 to Thursday 4 May 2023
Sprint 2: Friday 5 May 2023 to Thursday 18 May 2023
Sprint 3: Friday 20 May 2023 to Thursday 2 June 2023.
We aim to have most of the test cases completed by the end of Sprint 1, leaving us with ample time to resolve GitHub issues and expand the testing footprint to cover more features and other parts of the system.
There are currently 25 members in the test team for Palm. We give a warm welcome to the latest members @john_curricume, @srushe1, @nadheemabdulla, and Saheefa Safar. We also thank the most active testers from Nutmeg and Olive, including but not limited to @Fayyaz_Ahmed, @sambapete, @ghassan, @mgmdi, @Maksim_Sokolskiy, @ARMBouhali, and others. and I hope you will enjoy testing Palm too.
Everyone is welcome to join the test team, regardless of their technical expertise. There are many non-technical test cases, such as checking links and buttons, that anyone can do. However, we also have important technical tests for more experienced developers. Your contribution is always valuable.
The official test sheet for Palm can be found here: Open edX® Palm Test Sheet - Google Sheets. Please read the instructions in the Readme sheet before starting your testing. If your name is not in the sheet, just get in touch with us on this post or in Slack so we can add you to the team. If you have any questions at anytime please ask away. If you have suggestions for improvements please add them to the Suggestions sheet.
Let’s get testing and see where we can take things for Palm!