Alpha 3 ISO Tracker New Features

As Martin Pitt announced, we are in the Maverick Meerkat Alpha 3 release week. As for every milestone, we will be coordinating the testing of the different images we produce in the ISO Tracker. This time, however, the ISO Tracker comes with some new features (and some bug fixes) that will make your testing easier.

Coverage report is back (including optional testcases!)

After way too many milestones and releases, the coverage report is back again! This report is useful to see what testcases need some testing, and which ones haven’t been covered. This is special important for optional testcases, that are now included in the report. Optional testcases are testcases that do not need to be covered for every image but that need to be covered at least once. Visiting this report testers will clearly see which optional testcases have not been covered. So, go ahead, use this new feature, and cover some of those not-so-optional testcases!

Started tests in the landing page

In the global list of images, apart from the finished tests and the tests that failed (in red), we do have now the number of testcases that have been marked as “Started”. This number is shown in yellow.

“Not Complete” Filter

Apart from the usual status filters, we have included the “Not Complete” filter, which will show the images that have at least one uncovered testcase.

Delete your own result

Testers were complaining that, if the marked a test as Started and then something prevented them from finishing the test, they couldn’t delete their results. Now it is possible to delete your own results. If you made a mistake, nothing prevents you from going back.

Improved administrator interface

Although this feature will only be useful for administrators, I wanted to include it in this list. Apart from adding new milestones and builds, now it is also possible to add new products and new testcases using the web interface. This will accelerate the addition of new products and will help other teams to adopt the ISO Tracker quicker.


  1. This is pretty neat! I think this kind of infrastructure, if complete, could aid other
    major distros too.

  2. Thanks for the good job.
    I hope will be implemented an archive for the already reported (precedent versions) bugs.