OpenClinica 3.0 Completes Functional Testing; Enters Deployment Testing

OpenClinica 3.0 is almost here! The quality team has successfully completed functional testing and has moved onto the phase of software quality assurance called deployment testing.  Deployment tests cover 8 different target “platforms” that range from a clean installation of OpenClinica 3.0 on a Windows server using Postgres, to upgrades of OpenClinica 2.5 to 3.0 on a Linux machine using an Oracle Database. Of course, we also test on all combinations in between.

Before the production version of the application can be released, it must successfully pass through our Quality System. For those of you familiar with such a thing, all of the testing and documentation that OpenClinica 3.0 is going through will end up generating thousands of pages of “paper” that include user requirements, traceability matrix, and a large set of screenshots which prove the expected results of the test cases did in fact happen.

In addition to the team at Akaza that has invested thousands of hours testing the application, this release has also undergone road testing in our first OpenClinica Pilot Program.  I would like to warmly thank the participants of the program for committing their time and effort in making sure OpenClinica 3.0 is our most well vetted release to date.

Please look for an announcement from me in the coming days of when OpenClinica 3.0 is available for download.

– Paul Galvin, Project Manager

5 thoughts on “OpenClinica 3.0 Completes Functional Testing; Enters Deployment Testing

  1. RHEL5 and WIn2003 have been tested with Oracle 10g, Postgres 8.2 and Postgres 8.4.

    We have also tested with Java 5, Java 6, Tomcat 5 and Tomcat 6.

  2. We feel confident that once a flavor of Linux is fully tested, it should work for other kinds. Our development server, which we perform functional testing on, is CENTOS 4.

    There might be different configurations that need to be set up with the Linux operating systems, but the underlying software and code used to power OpenClinica should work consistently.

  3. Paul, I appreciate all the work you’re doing on testing, but as an sysadmin I find these answers very frustrating. CentOS 4 is a completely different platform that you haven’t mentioned at all! I assume you’ve manually downloaded and installed Sun Java, Postgres, and Tomcat. That’s a lot of work which must be repeated for every server whenever there is a security patch. I usually try to use OS vendor packages. If there is some technical limitation of a vendor package, for example Postgres 8.1 as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, that is understandable.

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