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Testing Team

We are about to start a project to actively recruit volunteer testers for Sugar and Sugar Activities. The vision is to have thousands of volunteers, world-wide, working in different languages and on different hardware platforms to "crowd-source" testing.

Our first step will be to recruit high school teachers to engage students interested in community service and technology.

Who is Working on this project?

  • Caroline Meeks - Solution Grove volunteer
  • Mel Chua - OLPC QA
  • Olin College Curriculum Team - Sandra Lam

What is our plan?

  1. Recruit high school teachers with interested students
  2. Create a system for them to test and record bugs
  3. Create curriculum to help teachers get them started and that align with curriculum standards

Secondary Goals

  1. Help publicity for G1G1
  2. Get experience creating and sharing standards based curriculum
    • Potentially work with Curriki to distribute the curriculum


The Testing team is the Quality Assurance (QA) team for Sugar. The team keeps track of current bugs in the sugar software and try to make sure that bugs are triaged correctly. Furthermore the squad does coordinate the testing efforts. You do not need any programming knowledge to be in the Bugsquad; in fact it is a great way to return something to the Sugar community if you cannot program.

The squad is modelled on the gnome bugsquad: http://developer.gnome.org/projects/bugsquad/

How bugs are tracked

We use trac to keep track of bugs in the Sugar software. Sugar is a component of the trac instance installed at dev.laptop.org.

How to join the squad

As mentioned above, virtually anyone can be helpful. Best way to get started is by reading the TestingTeam/TriageGuide and to join us at #sugar on irc.freenode.net.