The heroes of Fedora updates testing in Q2 2013

1360095720_PrizeAnother quarter is gone, let’s see how much testing of proposed updates in Fedora we have done. The purpose of this testing is to make sure that broken updates don’t enter our stable (or soon-to-be-stable) Fedora releases. The test feedback is managed inside Bodhi application and here are the statistics for the recent quarter:

Test period: Q2 2013 (2013-04-01 – 2013-06-30)
Testers: 669
Comments1: 3891

Name Updates commented
Adam Williamson (adamwill) 231
Reindl Harald (hreindl) 224
Igor Gnatenko (ignatenkobrain) 224
T.C. Hollingsworth (patches) 174
Kevin Fenzi (kevin) 169
Robert C. Lightfoot (boblfoot) 125
misc 124
Kalev Lember (kalev) 111
Alexander Kurtakov (akurtakov) 107
Piotr Drąg (raven) 106
nonamedotc 102
bitlord 99
Ankur Sinha (ankursinha) 72
Kamil Páral (kparal) 69
quickbooks 65
Daniel Dimitrov (dandim) 63
Matthias Runge (mrunge) 46
Michael Schwendt (mschwendt) 39
mharmsen 32
keramidas 30
Peter Robinson (pbrobinson) 26
Rex Dieter (rdieter) 26
bojan 26
Wolfgang Ulbrich (raveit65) 25
Dan Mashal (vicodan) 23
Jack Magne (jmagne) 18
Nick Bebout (nb) 18
gwei3 17
Orion Poplawski (orion) 16
bradw 16
Adam Domurad (adomurad) 16
Matthias Clasen (mclasen) 16
nucleo 16
Endi Sukma Dewata (edewata) 15
Michael Catanzaro (catanzaro) 14
Arthur Scott Poore (spoore) 13
Sérgio Monteiro Basto (sergiomb) 13
Joel Burleson-Davis (sysengbd) 12
Tao Wu (wutao85) 12
Tom Callaway (spot) 12
Adam Jackson (ajax) 12
Abhishek Koneru (kaskahn) 12
Jens Petersen (petersen) 11
Joachim Backes (backes) 11
Ed Greshko (egreshko) 11
Heiko Adams (heikoada) 11
Dan Horák (sharkcz) 11
Freddy Willemsen (freddyw) 11
Christian Lockley (clockley1) 10
Samuel Sieb (ssieb) 10
robatino 10
amessina 10
Mamoru Tasaka (mtasaka) 10
Fabian Deutsch (fabiand) 10
Vojtech Bocek (tassadar) 9
Hans Müller (cairo) 9
Fabio Valentini (fafatheone) 9
Pete Walter (pwalter) 8
mooninite 8
leigh123linux 8
Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek (zbyszek) 7
Oron Peled (oron) 7
Peter Borsa (asrob) 7
Christopher Meng (cicku) 7
Tim Flink (tflink) 7
rcritten 7
Omair Majid (omajid) 7
Dean Hunter (deanhunter) 7
jerboaa 7
Mike FABIAN (mfabian) 7
Cristian Ciupitu (ciupicri) 7
Dennis Gilmore (ausil) 6
Martin Krizek (mkrizek) 6
Mikolaj Izdebski (mizdebsk) 6
Artyom (artkun) 6
Bruno Wolff III (bruno) 6
Simone Caronni (slaanesh) 6
Pavel Tisnovsky (ptisnovs) 6
Patrick Uiterwijk (puiterwijk) 6
Remi Collet (remi) 6
John Reiser (jreiser) 6
David Juran (djuran) 6
D. Charles Pyle (dcharlespyle) 6
pnemade 6
Josef Stribny (jstribny) 5
nixfas 5
Morten Stevens (mstevens) 5
Lijun Li (lijli) 5
Andrew Azores (aazores) 5
Kevin Kofler (kkofler) 5
avij 5
Axilleas Pipinellis (axilleas) 5
Ville Skyttä (scop) 5
Luke Macken (lmacken) 5
Chris Murphy (chrismurphy) 5
Johan Hedin (jhn) 5
Chad Feller (cfeller) 5
Nils Philippsen (nphilipp) 5
Germano Massullo (germano) 5
Elad Alfassa (elad) 5
David A. Marlin (dmarlin) 5
Martin Kosek (mkosek) 5
Dominic Hopf (dmaphy) 5
Karsten Hopp (karsten) 5
Šimon Lukašík (isimluk) 5
Tim Waugh (twaugh) 5
Vít Ondruch (vondruch) 5
tomspur 5
Samuel Greenfeld (greenfeld) 5
…and also 560 other reporters who created less than 5 reports each, but 848 reports combined!

1 If a person provides multiple comments to a single update, it is considered as a single comment. Karma value is not taken into account.

When compared to Q1 2013, the number of reporters remained steady, but the number of reports increased almost twofold. That is amazing, I suspect it’s directly related to the Fedora 19 stabilization cycle and release.

The top-performers have almost an even score, which is great to see. They are Adam Williamson (adamwill), Reindl Harald (hreindl) and Igor Gnatenko (ignatenkobrain). Thank you guys for your outstanding and steadfast performance!

It’s also interesting to see that in the top 15 list there are only 4 Red Hatters (Adam, Kevin, Alexander and me), all the rest are community participants. I love that fact very much. Testing might not always be fully engaging, but still, paid employees are the minority here. What a strong community.

If you see yourself in the table, or if you are somewhere below the threshold, thank you. Your effort makes Fedora stable and reliable.

If you haven’t participated yet, maybe it’s time to give it a try? You can start today! Just read QA:Updates_Testing and ask any questions in #fedora-qa on IRC or test list. We would love to see even more people involved.

Thanks everyone.

When reading the statistics, please take it with a grain of salt. Not all numbers are directly comparable. This is not meant to be a comparison chart, but a well-meant “thank you” letter.
The statistics were generated by these scripts.