Basic steps for testing Mifos releases. Examples below relate to revision 1.2.2. These steps presume a Windows environment with downloaded packages for tomcat 6, mysql, and fciv.exe or some other checksum utility.
Prior to testing the actual package, fix or fixes have been verified and a set of acceptance tests have been executed against the release candidate.
Download package and checksum file.
Use checksum utility to verify checksum on package, following directions in checksum file or using windows tool fciv.exe:
Place files in conf folder (deploymifosDB.properties and applicationConfiguration.custom.properties) in tomcat lib folder from above install and make changes to ensure customization is read using these packaged files. For example, change DB name and meeting days. Can verify changes by looking at Admin configuration page.
Do test to ensure hotfix is included in the war provided in the download package.