Hi, we have now a mailing list dedicated to software quality assurance:
Testing is a good activity for new contributors, improving the quality
of the software used by MediaWiki sysadmins and users. No prior
experience in testing / QA is required.
See the rationale and background below.
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Subject: First post (almost)
Date: Wed, 22 May 2013 15:14:15 -0700
From: Quim Gil <qgil(a)wikimedia.org>
Organization: Wikimedia Foundation
Welcome to the QA list!
This mailing list is an umbrella to host people and discussions focusing
on software quality assurance in all its aspects: exploratory testing,
browser automation testing, unit testing, continuous integration, the
beta cluster, bug management and community QA activities.
We hope this list becomes useful to integrate and retain people
primarily interested in testing / QA. We are seeing many people
interested in testing from different angles. Some people are current
developers willing to learn and discuss more about this topic, best
practices, etc. Some are people new to the community that see testing /
QA as a way to contribute in technical tasks other than development.
This specialized list follows the good results offered by precedents
like the Analytics, Design of Editor Engagement lists. wikitech-l
subscribers will still receive the deep & wide QA related announcements.
No teams comfortable with the status quo will be encouraged to change
their current communication practices because of this list.
There is a bit more background at
Now, who's next?
Technical Contributor Coordinator @ Wikimedia Foundation