TestPlan 8.2.0

Jump to: navigation, search

OLPC Test Areas/Features for 8.2.0

This is a draft.

Below is the major test areas/features list that will be used to create 8.2.0 test cases:

Network Connectivity/Collaboration

Connectivity and ability to browse the web from WEP and WPA access points.

Sharing between XOs on a simple mesh.

Between XOs with a school server with an 802.11 b/g access point (with or without WEP and WPA/WPA2 encryption). Access point connectivity is currently a priority.

Active Antenna (low priority for 8.2)

In a mixed environment (when various wireless points of contact are present in the area), allow switching between different modes of connectivity.

Please see use cases that describe connectivity testing in more detail: Use_Cases

School Server Backup Feature

Register and automatically save files to school server

Restore files from school server to XO.


Be able to save and retrieve activities and files from the Journal.

List, search, and filter records of actions on the system by time, title, or type.

Be able to display and edit text (rtf, pdf, x-pdf, doc, html), image (png, jpeg, gif), audio (ogg, x-wav, wav), video (ogg, mpeg, avi) formats.

Activity Updater

This is located in the sugar control panel, but is being identified here as it needs to be get specific test cases.

Be able to upgrade Activities based on the default location of Activites.

Be able to upgrade Activities based on the G1G1/8.2 version of activities.

Be able to upgrade Activities based on the Peru version, 8.2. (Lower priority as this needs to work for 8.2.1).

Power Management (Power Control & Conservation)

When the lid is closed or when the power button is pressed quickly while Sugar is running, suspend the machine in order to conserve power.

Resume from suspend in response to lid opening or quickly pressing the power-button.

Power off a machine by holding the power button for several seconds.

Power off or reset the machine via the Central XO-person's Palette.

Control screen brightness with the brightness keys in Sugar.


Original software must be installable at the factory. It can be upgraded via an USB stick (clean install) or over the network (upgrade). Clean install will result in deleting all previously existed user data. When upgraded over the network, user data collected while running previously installed software must be preserved and appear existed after the upgrade.

For testing, these are the features that need to be addressed:

  1. Start with major release currently in the field; upgrade via olpc-upgrade to new release
  2. Start with minor release(s) currently in the field; upgrade via olpc-upgrade to new release
  3. Use USB upgrade
  4. Use cleaninstall procedure

In the cases of upgrades (rather than cleaninstall), the data and Journal entries from before the upgrade should remain intact.


Developer key should grant access to OFW.

It should be able to reinstall firmware If needed) without reinstalling the whole build.

It should be possible to rewrite manufacturing data (e.g. language, write-protect tags) from OFW (?).


Laptops should travel through the delivery chain unactivated.

Laptops should not boot until they are activated.

Laptops can be activated locally (via USB) or wirelessly (with a school server) (?).


Keyboards Must support all keyboards that we developed. "Support" is defined as:

  1. There is a keyboard silkscreen, approved and able to be produced at Quanta
  2. The keys on the keyboard map to the appropriate characters on the display
  3. The text on the screen renders legibly and is directionally correct (left to right, right to left)

The tests to determine items 2 and 3 only include text that is typed in the Sugar UI, Write and Browse. See the list of keyboards we would like to support from the release notes: Release_Notes/8.2.0#New_Keyboard_Support

Translations Translations need to be developed and approved by the country as OLPC does not have language expertise.

User documentation

Inside XO and online (wiki) available

Help Activity for G1G1

USB/SD Peripherals

Store and retrieve user data from FAT16/VFAT formatted USB Mass Storage and SD/SDHC devices.

USB ethernet adapters, keyboards, and mice should function similarly to their normal function in other operating systems.

Use SD cards for normal operation and be able to boot off of SD.

Login via serial consoles. (low priority)

Sugar GUI

New Home View

Frame features

Activity launching

Graphical Sugar Control Panel

Remove network configuration settings


Installing or removing activities should not affect the ability of the system to run.

Switch between activities with Alt-Tab or with the means provided in the Home view.

Start new activities and stop running ones with the frame, ring, or activity toolbar.

Browse must render at least the web sites listed at


Pippy, Record, and TamTam will be able to play and record sounds.

Pippy and Record will be able to take photographs.

Record will be able to record short videos (but not reliably transfer them between laptops).

Measure will be able to measure signals with or without DC voltage bias.

Volume keys on the keyboard will adjust the speaker volume while Sugar is running.

Should be able to control audio volume with the volume keys in Sugar.

Pictures can be composed with text in the Write.

Fancier multimedia like video, audio, and programs can be manipulated in an environment like Etoys.

Copy-and-paste media clips between activities.

Download media clips into the Journal.

Fancier multimedia like video, audio, and programs can be manipulated in an environment like Etoys.

Copy-and-paste media clips between activities

Download media clips into the Journal




Support robust behavior, ability to operate with internal (touch-pad, keyboard, etc.) and external devices (mouse, etc.)