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Desktop Documentation 1.0

Suite Description

The Desktop Documentation test suite verifies that the desktop help documentation on a newly installed system functions: documentation opens, documentation contains content, and documentation formats correctly.

This suite does not test the accuracy of the documentation or the usability of the delivery method.

Execution Frequency

This suite should be used on one system on each beta during the beta cycle.

Execution Dependencies

This suite has the following dependency:

Suite Overview

This suite contains the following cases:

No.   Case Name   Blocking
Case
  Estimated
Execution
  Abandon
After
1   KDE documentation   no   10 minutes   30 minutes
2   GNOME documentation   no   10 minutes   30 minutes
3   Command line documentation   no   5 minutes   15 minutes

Revision History

Version   Effective Date   Author/Editor   Summary of Changes
1.0     Patricia Goubil-Gambrell   Original suite



KDE Documentation

Assertion: User should be able to open and use KDE Help Center documentation.

Environment Prerequisites

Preferred architecture: any i386
System installed? yes
Network configured? n/a
Interface: GUI
Logged in as: tester preference

Steps

1
Purpose Verify that the KDE Help Center opens.
Commands Click on the KDE Help Center icon on the bottom tool bar.
Expected Results The KDE Help Center opens.
Comments and Tips The KDE Help Center icon is a round life preserver.
 
2
Purpose Verify that each first level document in the Contents tab opens, contains content, formats content correctly.
Commands Click on a document.
Expected Results Document opens; content does not contain garbage characters, fits in window or has scroll bars, etc.
Comments and Tips Expect the KDE Help Contents to contain about a dozen documents. Some documents (such as the Tutorial expand to a second level. Do not test second level documents.
 
3
Purpose Verify that each first level file in the Glossary tab expands.
Commands Click on the plus sign (+).
Expected Results File expands.
Comments and Tips  
 
4
Purpose Verify that a letter in the "Alphabetically" file expands.
Commands Click on the plus sign (+) next to a letter in the "Alphabetically" section.
Expected Results Letter expands and displays list of topics.
Comments and Tips  
 
5
Purpose Verify that a topic opens, contains content, and formats correctly.
Commands Click on a topic.
Expected Results Topic opens in right window of frame; content of topic does not contain garbage characters, fits in window or has scroll bars, etc.
Comments and Tips  
 
6
Purpose Verify that a topic in "By Topic" expands.
Commands Click on the plus sign (+) next to a topic in the "By Topic" section.
Expected Results Topic expands and displays list of subtopics.
Comments and Tips  
 
7
Purpose Verify that a topic opens, contains content, and formats correctly.
Commands Click on a subtopic.
Expected Results Subtopic opens in right window of frame; content of subtopic does not contain garbage characters, fits in window or has scroll bars, etc.
Comments and Tips  
 
8
Purpose Verify that the navigational aids work correctly.
Commands 1) Click and hold the back arrow in the menu bar.
2) Select a file and release left mouse button.
Expected Results Drop down menu of files that have previously been opened is displayed. Selected file opens.
Comments and Tips  
 
9
Purpose Verify that the KDE Help Center closes.
Commands Click on close button in top window bar.
Expected Results The KDE Help Center closes.
Comments and Tips The KDE Help Center can also be closed by double clicking the icon in the window bar or by selecting Quit in the File drop down menu.
 

Results

System Attempts Pass Pass
w/Errors
Fail Comments
 
 
         
 
 
         
 
 
         



GNOME Documentation

Assertion: User should be able to open and use GNOME Help Index documentation.

Environment Prerequisites

Preferred architecture: any i386
System installed? yes
Network configured? n/a
Interface: GUI
Logged in as: tester preference

Steps

1
Purpose Verify that the GNOME Help Index opens.
Commands Click on the GNOME Integrated Help System button on the bottom tool bar.
Expected Results The GNOME Help Index opens in the GNOME Help Browser window.
Comments and Tips The GNOME Integrated Help System icon is a question mark.
 
2
Purpose Verify that each document link in the Help Index opens, contains content, and formats correctly.
Commands 1) Click on each link.
2) Click on a topic.
Expected Results First the Table of Contents is displayed in the GNOME Help Browser window. Then the selected topic is displayed in the GNOME Help Browser window. The content of topic does not contain garbage characters, fits in window or has scroll bars, etc.
Comments and Tips You may have to click on several links to get to a page of documentation. Return to the Help Index by clicking the Index icon on the top toolbar.
 
3
Purpose Verify that the navigational aids work correctly.
Commands 1) Select any document link.
2) Follow three or four links into document.
3) Click on the back arrow.
4) Click on the forward arrow.
Expected Results Appropriate page is displayed each time.
Comments and Tips  
 
4
Purpose Verify that the GNOME Help Index closes.
Commands Click on close button on top window bar.
Expected Results The GNOME Help Index closes.
Comments and Tips The GNOME Help Index can also be closed by selecting Exit in the File drop down menu.
 

Results

System Attempts Pass Pass
w/Errors
Fail Comments
 
 
         
 
 
         
 
 
         



Command Line Documentation

Assertion: User should be able to open and use command line documentation.

Environment Prerequisites

Preferred architecture: any i386
System installed? yes
Network configured? n/a
Interface: GUI
Logged in as: user preference

Steps

1
Purpose Verify that command line documentation opens.
Commands In the console or a terminal window, help
Expected Results A list of help topics is displayed.
Comments and Tips  
 
2
Purpose Verify that a help topic opens.
Commands help cd
Expected Results The text of the help topic is displayed.
Comments and Tips Help should be available for any of the commands listed as the result of step 1.
 
3
Purpose Verify that the man page feature works.
Commands man df
Expected Results The man page for df (report filesystem disk usage) appears. Pressing the space bar should scroll down, and page up and page down should work as their names suggest.
Comments and Tips Press q to close the man page.
 

Results

System Attempts Pass Pass
w/Errors
Fail Comments
 
 
         
 
 
         
 
 
         

 


 

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