Konqueror CRASH 3.4.1 [The need for better quality control]

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at kde.org
Sun May 22 03:03:54 BST 2005

On Saturday 21 May 2005 04:58, James Richard Tyrer wrote:
> The release should have been more widely publicised.  Would it be

it was pretty well announced:  kde-cvs-announce at kde.org,  
kde-core-devel at kde.org, kde-i18n-doc at kde.org, kde-packager at kde.org

it wasn't kept quiet.

> When I learned of the release, I moved isolating the problem and filing
> a report to the top of my to do list.

great =)

> I have previously stated that we need to quit using the "old Detroit"
> method of quality control.  The "old Detroit" method is that first you
> build something, then you inspect it, and, LAST, you try to fix what is
> wrong with it.  The Demming method (TQM) is that you build it right (to
> start with).

lectures and rediculous expectations are not "the answer". here's something 
that _might_ work, however:

track the current stable branch. filter the kde-cvs email list for all branch/ 
commits, test each of those commits as they occur. then it won't be a "wait 
until we near release" to do this testing.

this would take a few people, i imagine, but if you lead with example and 
recruit others on, say, kde-quality and elsewhere to join you in those 
efforts (leading by example would be key) i'm sure you could round up the 
necessary manpower to help with this issue.

Aaron J. Seigo
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