Central QA for Sakai 3 is starting up. Luckily for me I am not doing this alone. Georgia Tech have graciously volunteered hardware for a clustered QA environment and Stuart Freeman's time.
In the coming weeks we (I always like the word we when Stuart is doing the server work) intend to have a running QA server with an Oracle back-end, clustered and with CAS authentication running. The load balanced environment can be found at: https://qa12-us.sakaiproject.org/dev, it ain't beautiful, hardened or themed, but will be updated when time allows. The environment will be rebuilt for every new UI or Kernel tag. The deployment details will be expanded by Stuart at: http://confluence.sakaiproject.org/display/QA/Test+Instances
If you your organization is interested in running Sakai 3 later then maintaining a QA server is an excellent and probably cheapest place to build up knowledge. For QA the more biodiversity the better.
Once the QA server environment is a little bit more polished and stable I will be making a call out for functional testers. However, currently I am looking to collect testing resources and update Confluence to make individual efforts more visible to the community. If you have such resources feel free to contact Stuart and I. Test plans are always welcome.
Looking forward to communicating more progress soon.
Interim QA Director - The Sakai Foundation
Senior Developer / Quality Assurance
Group Education and Research Services
Central Computer Services
University of Amsterdam