Welcome to the Apache NetBeans IDE community acceptance testing (NetCAT) initiative! If you have not heard about NetCAT before, please read what it's all about. Simply put, the goal of NetCAT program is to get early feedback on the main features and confirmation from NetBeans community that quality of the product is ready for the official release.
This is a rough plan of important announcements, milestones and tasks scheduled for the following couple of months that the NetCAT program typically takes.
Apache NetBeans 12.0 GA voting thread started (3 days) NetCAT 12.0 Satisfaction survey (1 week)
Start Date Description 2020-02-18 Preparation - schedule, pages, Synergy (3 days) 2020-02-21 NetCAT 12.0 invitation sent, volunteers start joining 2020-03-02 Review of test specifications (2 weeks) 2020-03-13 Synergy test run prepared 2020-03-16 Official 6-weeks certification starts on beta1 2020-03-30 Request to switch to beta2 2020-04-03 1/2 way sync-up with tribe leaders 2020-04-13 Request to switch to beta3 2020-04-27 Community Acceptance 2-weeks survey launched for beta3 2020-05-04 Certification completed, blockers fixed in vc or waived 2020-05-08 Community Acceptance survey closed and results published 2020-05-08 Sanity check of Apache NetBeans 12.0 GA build (4 days) 2020-05-12 2020-05-15 Apache NetBeans 12.0 released 2020-05-15 2020-05-22 NetCAT 12.0 closed
Apache NetBeans 12.0 GA voting thread started (3 days)
NetCAT 12.0 Satisfaction survey (1 week)
- Synergy - test specifications and test run management system for the NetCAT program
- NetCAT participants - list of volunteers who signed up to participate in the NetCAT program
- NetCAT tribes - overview of teams responsible for respective functionality areas in the Apache NetBeans IDE
JIRA dashboard - main dashboard providing basic statistics about quality of the Apache NetBeans IDE