What is a Lubuntu Live Session test?
The test case lists
Test-case Live Session Start
- Boot up the image
- Lubuntu boot screen is displayed
- Select "Start Lubuntu" and wait for the Live session to start
- The default desktop is displayed
Test-case Live Session Usage
- Use and execute the default applications found for the desktop enviroment being run
- All applications should function without error
A live test can consist of the following :
Just boot the image, that tests it works for the hardware combination you’re using. Please remember to record a brief summary of your hardware in the comments section of the testing report on iso.qa.ubuntu.com
What the actual test case mentions, “Use and execute” the default applications. In this case I just methodically go through all menus and open each program. Once opened I usually open the next one until I’ve opened all in that menu grouping (eg. all Accessories). If they execute I consider that a pass. I usually start my ‘all items’ on one box, get so far, note it in the comments, then close up test. Start another test on another box, and continue opening programs starting from where I got up to in the last test.
Use the live session for normal tasks. This is a most useful test, as we all use different programs, and those programs in different ways to others. The test could go for as long as you’ve got available; a lunch time, to most of of a day. All testing is helpful.
Live tests don’t require installation, so can be used to test on many different boxes. I often do it on borrowed equipment. The only effect/problem I’ve encountered, is on some boxes the system clock gets switched to UTC/UST time, meaning the owner of the box may need to adjust their clock (if a windows user) if I forget to correct for it. I always warn the owners that it may occur, but it’s only an issue for some hardware I’ve found.
If you’ve got other ways you perform live tests, please reply in comments