The Berlin conference was over before I realised it. I had prepared a presentation, not many people saw it because there was no beamer and, people were more interested in a demo and in discussing what the testing environment is all about.
I demoed the testing environment, I scratch installed the Wikipedia environment many times. I explained the benefits of a shared testing framework, why the ability of installing an environment is so crucial, how we can run the tests the extensions that are installed. Most importantly I explained who the interested parties are.
- A developer spends 70 to 90% of his time testing and debugging, quality testing cuts down on that number
- Brion needs to do the same tests, so when he has the tests he will be more efficient
- Many people run their own MediaWiki installation, they need to know if an extension works for them