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[TSVN] Re: Right-drag menu

From: Simon Large <slarge_at_blazepoint.co.uk>
Date: 2004-10-25 22:13:12 CEST

Roel Harbers wrote:
> SteveKing wrote:
>> Roel Harbers wrote:
>> That's what the nightly builds are for now. You're free to grab one
>> of those and start testing. And Simon does a great job in testing
>> TSVN!
> Oh, I didn't know that.

That may be because we don't list it on the download page. I think we
should have a link on the download page to a separate nightly-build
page, which has the usual warnings about unreleased, untested software
and a link to Russell's site.

> I'll check it out. Does Simon have a specific
> list of testcases to be performed?

No, Simon doesn't. I mostly report things I happen to find, just like
you do. Having a fixed set of tests for a GUI to cycle through is a bit
more difficult than a cli; well I don't know how to do it anyway. And to
be honest, there are not that many regression bugs, so having a fixed
set of tests is not going to show up that much.

And in defence of TSVN's releases, 1.1.0 did have 2 (? I can't remember
exactly) release candidates before the final release. I admit they were
still on trunk, so it was not just bug fixes going in, but the RCs were

Subversion made 4 release candidates for 1.1.0 and introduced a huge
slow-down bug in RC4 which was also in 1.1.0 final. And 1.1.1 had
exactly zero release candidates. They do keep off the trunk at that
time, but it doesn't always work better.

>> Also, I hate it if I can't add features for a longer period, as
>> would be required for a "grace period".
> It's your show, but personally, in my experience, doing everything in
> trunk, even for a single-developer project, is not beneficiary for
> stable releases. I usually make a branch for a to-be-released version,
> test the hell out of it, fix only the absolute neccesary on that
> branch, and do all new development on the trunk. It's slower, but
> will sometimes prevent awkward bugs.

I agree that last minute feature additions might be better kept out of
release code, but how many of those have there been?


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