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===Introduction===
===Introduction===
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Welcome to the NetBeans IDE community testing initiative! If you have not heard about NetCAT before, please read [http://wiki.netbeans.org/FaqNetCAT#1._What_is_the_basic_purpose_of_NetCAT.3F what it's all about]. Simply put, the goal of NetCAT program is to get early feedback on the main features and confirmation from NetBeans community that quality of the product is ready for FCS release.
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Welcome to the NetBeans IDE community testing initiative! If you have not heard about NetCAT before, please read [https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/NETBEANS/NetCAT+FAQ what it's all about]. Simply put, the goal of NetCAT program is to get early feedback on the main features and confirmation from NetBeans community that quality of the product is ready for FCS release.
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===Organization===
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===Current status===
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The NetCAT 8.2 program has been officially closed. For more information see the [http://wiki.netbeans.org/NetCAT82 NetCAT 8.2] page.
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Both NetCAT program and Community Acceptance (CA) survey are open for the whole NetBeans community in order to obtain as much objective feedback on Beta and RC builds quality as possible. We kindly ask all potential participants to read [http://wiki.netbeans.org/FaqNetCAT#3._Can_you_describe_my_responsibilities_if_I_join_the_program.3F responsibilities of NetCAT participant] before joining the program in order to understand and adhere to [http://wiki.netbeans.org/NetCATEtiquette NetCAT etiquette] rules.
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The NetCAT 9.0 program has started - see the [https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/NETBEANS/NetCAT+FAQ new NetCAT home page] on the Apache NetBeans (Incubating) wiki.
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Members of the NetCAT program enjoy special privileges. Bugs submitted by participants get special attention from both NetBeans developers and QE engineers. NetCAT participants can also edit Wiki pages without [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captcha CAPTCHA checks] and their exception reports are immediately filed as new bugs. Finally, the most helpful members will receive a special gift for the voluntary work plus recommendation via [http://www.linkedin.com LinkedIn]. The most important thing is that '''we want our community to accept the NetBeans IDE 8.1 release'''. Your views and opinions are important to us so don't hesitate and join NetCAT program!
 
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'''Joining NetCAT program is easy.''' Just fill out the [http://services.netbeans.org/dashboard/web/netcat_signup.php registration form] and after it is submitted [mailto:sympa@netbeans.org?subject=subscribe%20netcat subscribe to netcat@netbeans.org] mailing list via provided "Subscribe" button. That's all!
 
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===Infrastructure===
 
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Smooth communication and gathering quality feedback in the NetCAT program is based on the following elements:
 
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{| border="0" class="simple" style="background-color:#aaaaaa;"
 
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! Description
 
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! Action
 
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|- style="background-color:#ffffff;"
 
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| Mailing lists
 
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| Archived e-mail aliases for communication between NetCAT team members.
 
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| [[http://netbeans.org/projects/www/lists/netcat/archive View main archive]] <br>[[https://netbeans.org/projects/netcat/lists/cnd/archive View C/C++ archive]]<br>[[https://netbeans.org/projects/netcat/lists/db/archive View DB archive]]<br>[[https://netbeans.org/projects/netcat/lists/editor/archive View Editor archive]]<br>[[https://netbeans.org/projects/netcat/lists/guibuilder/archive View GUI Builder archive]]<br>[[https://netbeans.org/projects/netcat/lists/javaee/archive View JavaEE archive]]<br>[[https://netbeans.org/projects/netcat/lists/javafx/archive View JavaFX archive]]<br>[[https://netbeans.org/projects/netcat/lists/maven/archive View Maven archive]]<br>[[https://netbeans.org/projects/netcat/lists/webclient/archive View Web Client archive]]
 
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|- style="background-color:#dddddd;"
 
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| Web forum
 
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| Web accessible forum for communication of NetCAT team members. Access is granted one week after formation of the NetCAT team.
 
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| [[http://forums.netbeans.org/forum-16.html Access forum]]
 
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|- style="background-color:#ffffff;"
 
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| Simple bug forms
 
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| A special one-step form to submit issues and a simplified bug query form for quick and easy use.
 
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| [[https://netbeans.org/community/netcat/bug_form.html Report new issue]] <br> [[https://netbeans.org/community/netcat/bug_query.html Search an issue]] <br>
 
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[[https://netbeans.org/bugzilla/enter_bug.cgi?format=guided Guided issue submission form]]
 
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|- style="background-color:#dddddd;"
 
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| Dashboard
 
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| Bug dashboard contains NetCAT specific page reflecting progress of testing development builds.
 
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| [[http://services.netbeans.org/dashboard/web/netcat_db.php?version=8.1 Take a look]]
 
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| Reported issues statistic
 
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| Comparison of activity of individual NetCAT participants in terms of submitted bugs.
 
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| [[http://services.netbeans.org/dashboard/web/netcat_stats.php?version=8.1 Show statistics]]<br>
 
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[[http://netbeans.org/bugzilla/buglist.cgi?cf_bug_type=DEFECT&chfieldfrom=2015-07-07&chfieldto=Now&chfield=%5BBug+creation%5D&order=bugs.creation_ts&field0-0-0=reporter&type0-0-0=anywordssubstr&value0-0-0=-Silver-+64board+AK102+AnuragSukhija+AtulPalandurkar+Baxam+ChaitanyaDK+Chiana+ChrisLE+DaviMoreira+Demiurg+IrianR+Jenselme+MackSix+Sampada+Selpi+akobberup+aldobrucale+alied+amitkore+amobilia+aplatypus+aquaglia+banur2+bhulse+bolsover+carljmosca+cezariusz+chris_m+chrseidel+crosati+djamdev+dsylvester+dylanv+earlsinclair123+ent38+everflux+gaspawn+georgia01+gholmer+gokumar+hamonar+harshitchandrol+hmichel+host+hstenger+jagdeesh1009+jaska_tl+jjuneau+jnk+kemitix+kosmonaffft+kzmuhia+lavina+lehel+ljxsz+luigli+manikantannaren+marcosptf+markee174+markiewb+mclaborn+metadata+michal.owsiak+mienamoo+misterm+mithatk+mklaehn+mkroll+mperezma+mr_lou_d+mrpc+muellermi+nabuage+nigel+pandajava+pbelbin+peikai+rashmidixit+rigels02+rjdkolb+rohithtp_netbeans.org+rpacheco+rpalandri+satory+skomisa+skygo+sophia+sreimers+stefan79+stwr+supunliyanage+svkirans+thruminds+timoreichert+tusharvjoshi+ulfzibis+vanob+vidhyadharantechdays+vkhashin+wegus+wilmar+wshackleAtGmail+ytn01+zacharie+ztefan+zulus23 Query Bugzilla]]
 
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|- style="background-color:#dddddd;"
 
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| CA survey
 
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| Special form prepared for Community Acceptance phase where everybody from NetBeans users community get a chance to express their opinions on RC build quality and release readiness.
 
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| [Preview]<br> [Complete]<br> [Results]
 
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===Time schedule===
 
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This is a rough plan of important announcements, milestones and tasks scheduled for the 3 months during the NetCAT program. It is also available as [https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=rjmtcajuk7v7cs9nkhiiod4co8%40group.calendar.google.com Google Calendar].
 
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* 2015-07-07 - NetCAT 8.1 announced, volunteers start joining
 
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* 2015-07-19 - Tribes [http://services.netbeans.org/dashboard/web/tribes.php created]
 
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* 2015-07-20 - First weekly report [https://netbeans.org/projects/www/lists/netcat/archive/2015-07/message/99 sent]
 
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* 2015-07-23 - Beta readiness [https://netbeans.org/projects/www/lists/netcat/archive/2015-07/message/192 check] through 2015-08-02
 
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* 2015-08-03 - Review and update of test specifications started
 
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* 2015-08-04 - Beta released
 
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* 2015-08-10 - Normalized full testing [https://netbeans.org/projects/www/lists/netcat/archive/2015-08/message/40 started]
 
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* 2015-08-17 - Documentation review [https://netbeans.org/projects/www/lists/netcat/archive/2015-08/message/105 started]
 
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* 2015-09-28 - Early CA through 2015-10-04
 
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* 2015-09-25 - Final CA survey questions [https://qa.netbeans.org/processes/cat/81/ca_survey_preview.html defined]
 
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* 2015-09-30 - Code Freeze milestone reached
 
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* 2015-10-01 - RC readiness [https://netbeans.org/projects/www/lists/netcat/archive/2015-10/message/3 check] through 2015-10-05
 
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* 2015-10-02 - CA survey developed & tested
 
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* 2015-10-06 - RC released, CA survey [https://netbeans.org/projects/www/lists/netcat/archive/2015-10/message/25 opened]
 
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* 2015-10-23 - FCS [https://netbeans.org/projects/www/lists/netcat/archive/2015-10/message/162 certification] through 2015-11-01
 
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* 2015-10-26 - NetCAT satisfaction survey through 2015-11-01
 
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* 2015-10-27 - Last weekly report sent
 
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* 2015-11-02 - CA survey closed, results published
 
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* 2015-11-02 - NetCAT team activity calculated
 
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* 2015-11-03 - NetCAT game over
 
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===Current status===
 
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The NetCAT 8.1 program is running. If you want to help with full testing of NetBeans IDE 8.1 development builds, please [http://wiki.netbeans.org/FaqNetCAT#How_can_I_participate_in_this_program.3F register yourself] as soon as possible. Thanks!
 
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[ [http://services.netbeans.org/dashboard/web/tribes.php NetCAT Tribes] | [http://wiki.netbeans.org/FaqNetCAT NetCAT FAQs] | [http://wiki.netbeans.org/NetCATEtiquette NetCAT Etiquette] | [http://services.netbeans.org/dashboard/web/participants.php 107 NetCAT Participants] | [http://services.netbeans.org/synergy Synergy] | [http://wiki.netbeans.org/NetCAT81TrackRecord Track Record] | [http://services.netbeans.org/dashboard/web/allmilestones.php?version=8.1 8.1 Quality Criteria] | [http://wiki.netbeans.org/NetCAT80 NetCAT 8.0] | [http://www.facebook.com/pages/NetCAT/205803606181305 Facebook] ]
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[ [http://services.netbeans.org/dashboard-2/web/tribes.php NetCAT Tribes] | [https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/NETBEANS/NetCAT+FAQ NetCAT FAQs] | [http://wiki.netbeans.org/NetCATEtiquette NetCAT Etiquette] | [http://services.netbeans.org/dashboard-2/web/participants.php?noCache NetCAT Participants] | [http://services.netbeans.org/synergy Synergy] | [http://wiki.netbeans.org/NetCAT82 NetCAT 8.2] | [http://www.facebook.com/pages/NetCAT/205803606181305 Facebook] ]
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'''Disclaimer''': The content of this NetBeans development wiki page is intended for pre-planning purposes ONLY. The development, release, and timing of any feature or functionality described here should not be treated as final, and is subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of Oracle. For information about NetBeans software releases please visit the [http://netbeans.org/community/releases/roadmap.html NetBeans Roadmap].

Current revision as of 00:13, 22 February 2018


NetBeans Community Acceptance Testing program (NetCAT)

Introduction

Welcome to the NetBeans IDE community testing initiative! If you have not heard about NetCAT before, please read what it's all about. Simply put, the goal of NetCAT program is to get early feedback on the main features and confirmation from NetBeans community that quality of the product is ready for FCS release.

Current status

The NetCAT 8.2 program has been officially closed. For more information see the NetCAT 8.2 page.

The NetCAT 9.0 program has started - see the new NetCAT home page on the Apache NetBeans (Incubating) wiki.


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