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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.
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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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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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 8.2 release'''. Your views and opinions are important to us so don't hesitate and join NetCAT program!
'''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!
'''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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| Dashboard
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| Bug dashboard contains NetCAT specific page reflecting progress of testing development builds.
| 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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| [[http://services.netbeans.org/dashboard/web/netcat_db.php?version=8.2 Take a look]]
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| Reported issues statistic
| Reported issues statistic
| 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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[[http://netbeans.org/bugzilla/buglist.cgi?cf_bug_type=DEFECT&chfieldfrom=2016-06-28&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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| CA survey
| CA survey
| 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.
| 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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| [[https://qa.netbeans.org/processes/cat/81/ca_survey_preview.html Preview]]<br> [[https://netbeans.org/community/netcat/ca_survey_81.html Complete]]<br> [[https://qa.netbeans.org/processes/cat/81/ca_results.html Results]]
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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].
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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* 2016-06-28 - NetCAT 8.2 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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* 2016-07-08 - 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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* 2016-07-11 - Review and update of test specifications through 2016-07-17
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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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* 2016-07-18 - Normalized full testing started
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* 2015-08-03 - Review and update of test specifications started
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* 2016-07-18 - Documentation review started
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* 2015-08-04 - Beta released
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* 2016-08-22 - Accessibility testing through 2016-08-24
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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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* 2016-08-29 - Code Freeze milestone reached
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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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* 2016-08-31 - RC readiness check through 2016-09-08
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* 2015-09-28 - Early CA through 2015-10-04
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* 2016-08-26 - CA survey developed & tested
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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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* 2015-10-01 - RC readiness [https://netbeans.org/projects/www/lists/netcat/archive/2015-10/message/3 check] through 2015-10-05
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* 2015-10-06 - RC released, CA survey [https://netbeans.org/projects/www/lists/netcat/archive/2015-10/message/25 opened]
* 2015-10-06 - RC released, CA survey [https://netbeans.org/projects/www/lists/netcat/archive/2015-10/message/25 opened]
* 2015-10-23 - FCS [https://netbeans.org/projects/www/lists/netcat/archive/2015-10/message/162 certification] through 2015-11-01
* 2015-10-23 - FCS [https://netbeans.org/projects/www/lists/netcat/archive/2015-10/message/162 certification] through 2015-11-01

Revision as of 20:13, 23 June 2016


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.

Organization

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 responsibilities of NetCAT participant before joining the program in order to understand and adhere to NetCAT etiquette rules.

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 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 LinkedIn. The most important thing is that we want our community to accept the NetBeans IDE 8.2 release. Your views and opinions are important to us so don't hesitate and join NetCAT program!

Joining NetCAT program is easy. Just fill out the registration form and after it is submitted subscribe to netcat@netbeans.org mailing list via provided "Subscribe" button. That's all!

Infrastructure

Smooth communication and gathering quality feedback in the NetCAT program is based on the following elements:

Item Description Action
Mailing lists Archived e-mail aliases for communication between NetCAT team members. [View main archive]
[View C/C++ archive]
[View DB archive]
[View Editor archive]
[View GUI Builder archive]
[View JavaEE archive]
[View JavaFX archive]
[View Maven archive]
[View Web Client archive]
Web forum Web accessible forum for communication of NetCAT team members. Access is granted one week after formation of the NetCAT team. [Access forum]
Simple bug forms A special one-step form to submit issues and a simplified bug query form for quick and easy use. [Report new issue]
[Search an issue]

[Guided issue submission form]

Dashboard Bug dashboard contains NetCAT specific page reflecting progress of testing development builds. [Take a look]
Reported issues statistic Comparison of activity of individual NetCAT participants in terms of submitted bugs. [Show statistics]

[Query Bugzilla]

CA survey 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. [Preview]
[Complete]
[Results]

Time schedule

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 Google Calendar.

  • 2016-06-28 - NetCAT 8.2 announced, volunteers start joining
  • 2016-07-08 - Tribes created
  • 2016-07-11 - Review and update of test specifications through 2016-07-17
  • 2016-07-18 - Normalized full testing started
  • 2016-07-18 - Documentation review started
  • 2016-08-22 - Accessibility testing through 2016-08-24
  • 2016-08-29 - Code Freeze milestone reached
  • 2016-08-31 - RC readiness check through 2016-09-08
  • 2016-08-26 - CA survey developed & tested
  • 2015-10-06 - RC released, CA survey opened
  • 2015-10-23 - FCS certification through 2015-11-01
  • 2015-10-26 - NetCAT satisfaction survey through 2015-11-01
  • 2015-10-27 - Last weekly report sent
  • 2015-11-02 - CA survey closed, results published
  • 2015-11-02 - NetCAT team activity calculated
  • 2015-11-03 - NetCAT game over

Current status

The NetCAT 8.1 program has been officially closed. Community Acceptance survey has been closed and results are publicly available. We have also published activity of all NetCAT 8.1 participants. Results from Satisfaction survey are available too. Finally, you can take a look at activity charts comparing NetCAT 8.1 program with average activity calculated from previous 10 NetCAT programs.

Activity in NetCAT 8.1 program
Bug statistics in NetCAT 8.1 program

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