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    One forum dedicated to open source testing tools

    Moderator,

    Can we have one dedicated forum for open source testing tools? I think this becomes more important given the number of tools available now.

    If i wanted to find some tool, then i go to opensourcetesting.com which has a huge list of open tools. Most of the testing tools has discussion forums to find out more information about the tool and few doesnt have such discussion forums. So, i'm finding little difficult to get the user experience of such tools. I feel QAForums should be single source for all testing related topics
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    Re: One forum dedicated to open source testing too

    I agree there should be an "Open Source Tools" forum here.
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    Re: One forum dedicated to open source testing too

    Oh... nobody agreed with me except corey. So, does it mean, everybody is using commercial tools??

    I think moderator will consider adding an forum for open source tools only if we are interested. please, express your interest.

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    Re: One forum dedicated to open source testing too

    I third the motion. Please sir please can we have an Open Source Tools forum? Please...
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    Re: One forum dedicated to open source testing too

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    nobody agreed with me except corey

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    Or maybe nobody cared enough to respond?

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    Re: One forum dedicated to open source testing too

    I think a forum for open source tools would be extremely useful. I'm using them and seeing them used more and more...

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    Re: One forum dedicated to open source testing too

    Or maybe folks don't see a compelling reason for such a forum.

    We already have a forum for Test Automation.
    Should open source test automation be discussed there or somewhere else?

    We already have a forum for OpenSTA (an open source tool). Should that forum be closed?

    If we create an Open Source Tools forum, should we also create a Commercial Tools forum?
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    Re: One forum dedicated to open source testing too

    I'm starting to think QAForums is just way out of touch with the industry and modern practices.

    There are thousands of open source tools that are being used by developers and testers around the world that don't even get noticed here. Monolithic GUI-based test suites are dinosaurs... thats basically all people talk about here. I bet for every QTP user, there are 200 JUnit users, yet the QTP forums burst at the seems and the JUnit forum goes unnoticed.

    These forums are so skewed towards newbies and outdated tools discussion, that I rarely find value in any posts.

    If there was an open source tools forum, I would definitely participate in it. I think an overall re-org of the forums would also be good.

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    Re: One forum dedicated to open source testing too

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    If there was an open source tools forum, I would definitely participate in it.

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    Corey, I understand and agree.

    But, I'd worry that the forum lineup would become even more confusing than it already might be.

    For example, we have an Automated Testing forum.
    It's designed for discussion of Automated Testing in general - not tool-specific if there is a specific forum for the tool in question.

    Then, we have specific forums (fora?) for individual Automated Testing tools. As such we have forums for LoadRunner and OpenSTA.

    Since I help moderate the Automated Testing forum, I end up moving posts every single day from there to a more appropriate (usually tool-specific) forum.

    So, if we were to add an Open Source Tools forum, what kind of posts should go there? Would it be limited to discussion of Open Source in general? So, questions about OpenSTA wouldn't go there, for example?

    What if it was a post about an Open Source Test Automation tool? Should it be posted in the Open Source forum, or the Test Automation forum?

    I'd be very happy to see an Open Source Tool forum, if I could understand the rules of engagement.
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    Re: One forum dedicated to open source testing too

    Yeah I don't know how it would be structured either.. good point. Maybe a full blown re-org of all the forums is in order.
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