Bryce Cllarke said:
> I am a new user to testlink, and I am so far finding it very helpful in
> test plan development. I noticed some new user patches on the
> sourceforge page that I was interested in using, so I was wondering what
> is the status of development, and when is the next release expected to
> happen? Keep up the good work!
According to https://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?forum_id=397822 ,
there are no strongly worded plans to incorporate everything or anything
that is provided as a patch, or plans for a next release. Still, you can
eyeball them for appropriateness/correctness, and decide for yourself
whether to apply them.
Personally, I will continue to churn out patches as time allows for some
time, because there are a number of things that could be improved.
Things I'd like to work on, beyond the piddly stuff I've done so far:
it handles things like deleted entries better.
2. Add addslashes and stripslashes calls where appropriate, because
TestLink's behavior with quotes in text is erratic. Actually, I should
file this as a bug too, but I figured I'd try to work on it first.
3. Work on the security (check input, verify rights, etc.). This isn't a
huge deal for LAN-only use, but it's good practice, and it's absolutely
necessary for using TestLink in distributed open source development.
There simply aren't enough QA tools for OSS development, and what few
projects use regression testing often find they succumb to bitrot, bad
tracking, and insufficient documentation.
4. Work on the database. At the minimum I'd like to see foreign key
relationships more strongly typed and tied to the appropriate tables, but
there's some other stuff I'd like to do. This is kinda big because any
real changes would require a rock-solid migration tool.