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Re: 0.33 == Beta

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2003-11-12 20:14:09 CET

On Wed, Nov 12, 2003 at 10:01:31AM -0600, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> On Wed, 2003-11-12 at 08:59, C. Michael Pilato wrote:
> > > "I ran 'make check'" doesn't pass muster :-)
> >
> > You bet it doesn't. If it did, we would have seen this bug *last*
> > time I changed the schema.
> But wasn't the last schema bug discovered by a non-developer? I mean,
> the history bug came out a normal user's repository, right?
> In my mind, that's an argument for distributing the new fs-schema change
> in 0.33, so that the schema change gets as much testing as possible
> before a 0.34 "beta" release.

Yes, but there are two classes of bugs to guard against:

1) obvious bugs that developers will shake out in their use
2) subtle bugs that take a while before a user runs into them

You don't want to foist class (1) bugs off on 0.33 users. Let the code sit
in the trunk for a bit so that the dev community finds them first. Almost
by definition the class (2) bugs cannot be found by us, so yah... the
release goes out the door to the larger community to find those.


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
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