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As an end User you test, there is no specific rules to follow. Generally understand what are their requirements and set a work plan what different testing methods you could do with the application. Make sure you are aware of these techniques. You could go with their release notes, what changes they have made in the current version. Then you could test from ...


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walking in your shoes, first things I'd check in an OSS project are: whether they use issue tracker. If a project ignores issue tracking it's highly unlikely to be useful to practice testing skills whether their issue tracker is active. If all they typically get is two-three bugs/year, then active tester participation would likely teach one how to handle ...


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Widely-used open-source software (e.g. Apache and Firefox) may be thoroughly and methodically tested because of the size of its user base and because employers may be willing to pay testers to test it. However, most open source projects rely on volunteers who tend to test only the aspects of the project that they care about. (One can argue about whether ...


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Short version Not necessarily. Long version The idea First thing to realize is what open-source means for software: the basic idea is that the source code is available. In more specific terms, someone has decided (for a new project or a running one) to share the code, i.e. every technical detail with the whole world. Furthermore, since there's ...


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I recently looked for the same thing and after not finding anything wrote my own implementation. I took the approach outlined in this blog: http://www.testingwithkunal.com/automated-deployment-validation-using-net/ and from there I added the ability to test for some additional things outlined in my response to this question: Deployment Testing


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No, there are no general purpose open source tools that could perform validation for you. Yes, there are a lot of small tools that could enable you to automate that validation. The main question is what you need to validate. Do you have manual check list already? Using any popular scripting languages: Perl, Python, Ruby, Jscript you could automate the ...


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You should learn from whatver sources you can, and this sounds like a great idea. You will need to respect the license of the code, for example, mono is licensed under the MIT/Xll license or the GPL (depending on which part) it the tests are GPL, then you would need to release any derived works. However you should really seek legal advice to know exactly ...


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If your the first one to offer testing on the product then get in contact with the owner, with a list of tests you see could be developed. They will have other ideas and you will work out a strategy between you. Have a look at a few test suites you could employ to help out, we use TestLink, its good for running tests but the UI ... is open source ... if ...



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