Better testing of tagged tars

Anke Boersma abveritas at
Tue Feb 12 20:28:35 UTC 2013

This whole thread was about stable tars, not RC or Beta.  What was found
and reported often, is regressions from say, 4.x.2 to 4.x.3.
Reported not in bug reports, but more a discussion on IRC, see if anyone
was aware, sometimes ml, again, just checking if it was a known/accepted

On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 3:17 PM, Martin Gräßlin <mgraesslin at> wrote:

> On Tuesday 12 February 2013 14:37:22 Anke Boersma wrote:
> >  any bugs found in the early tars (not build related) should
> > be kept quiet, until the tars are officially announced.  It is better to
> > have final tars that have bugs that were known for a few days, than
> > reporting.
> What kind of bugs are you expecting to find:
> 1) Regressions from the last RC -> escalate
> 2) Bugs already present in the RC and reported
> 3) Bugs already present in the RC and not reported
> From experience of our users and their usage with bugzilla. 90 % is
> category 2
> (that obviously includes experienced users). Given that we release with
> known
> bugs (bug free software is impossible) it hardly matters whether there are
> a
> few more or less and it wouldn't change anything because we are post final
> tagging (except it's a showstopper -> escalate).
> That said: I keep to what I wrote. For me as a heavy bugzilla user (just
> look
> at commit-digest) getting bug reports for an unreleased version would cause
> more work and confusion. My first comment would be "this version is not yet
> released, where do you have it from? Are you sure you are running exactly
> that
> version?" - if I don't know the user and that he is an experienced Chakra
> user
> having access to pre-released packages, I have to assume he entered junk
> which
> happens more often than you would expect.
> For everything else of your mail: sorry, I'm not qualified to
> answer/comment
> on that :-)
> --
> Martin Gräßlin
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