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Hello Tom,

Le 2014-04-25 15:35, Tom Williams a écrit :
On 04/24/2014 06:09 AM, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :)
These bug-hunting sessions can be a great fun.

It's only for a short time-period so you can find yourself racing against other people who are also new to it all. Even if you know nothing about how to do it there are experienced people on-hand to help. If you don't know coding then that can even be an advantage because you avoid getting
embroiled in 'interesting' details.

Sometimes these competitions have led to prizes, such as netbooks and
things.  Bodhi Linux have such awarded a a few people netboks as top
prizes. The QA team here did the same around a year ago. I think this
time there isn't a prize but it's a good time to get in some practice.
Good luck all!
Regards from
Tom :)

Thanks for mentioning this.   :)    I think bug hunts are great, but I
need to ask this question: how does the current backlog of bugs factor
in with these bug hunts?     I understand the bug hunts are great for
finding new bugs, but I've filed several bug reports, some of which have
been stagnant for over six months.

Well you're right, it is about finding new bugs (or previously fixed bugs that may reappear) in the development versions. Actually, "old" or open bugs get fixed at every new release, while others get (unfortunately) introduced. That's the factor you were asking about I guess?

Here is an example:

It's not really stagnant. As I read on the bug reports comments, you filed that bug against the 3.6.2 version. This version is obsolete; but someone actually tested the problematic behaviour with a 4.2.0 and the bug was no longer observed: "So even it is not informed here, it is solved for the releases in production."

So it was fixed somehow. Please keep in mind that bug fixes are only brought to actively supported versions (the ones you can download from the website), not obsolete ones like the 3.6.x branch.

I'm excited about LibreOffice 4.3's release because the software keeps
getting better and better.  However, it's also a bit frustrating when
reported issues exist for a long period of time.

I hope I have answered your question;of course there are always unresolved issues that are still in the actively supported versions. Devs try hard to squash these bugs, and are very successful at doing that, but there are always some leftovers.






On 24 April 2014 12:19, Italo Vignoli <> wrote:

The Document Foundation (TDF) announces the schedule of the first
LibreOffice 4.3 bug hunting session, which will start with the
availability of the first beta of the new major release in calendar week
21 (May 23 to May 25).

Participating will be easy. Details of the bug hunting session are on
TDF wiki (, where there is also a growing list of LibreOffice 4.3 new features and
improvements to check for bugs and regressions

To participate, it will be necessary to have a PC with Windows, MacOS or
Linux, and LibreOffice 4.3 Beta 1 (available at, plus a lot of enthusiasm.

Filing bugs will be extremely easy, thanks to the help of experienced
volunteers who will be around on the QA mailing list
( and IRC channel

A second LibreOffice 4.3 bug hunting session will be organized - with
the same pattern - immediately after the release of LibreOffice 4.3
Release Candidate 1, in mid June.

Short link to TDF blog:

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