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From Gilles Sadowski <gil...@harfang.homelinux.org>
Subject [Math] Performance bug: Lessons to be drawn?
Date Mon, 31 Dec 2012 00:01:37 GMT
Hello.

Are there lessons to be drawn from the problem discovered just after the
recent release? Apart from pointing fingers, that is. :-}

I presume that people who voted for the release did as thorough a review as
they could.
And the problem is not primarily one of unit test coverage. Some use cases
will always escape the scope of unit testing: It is not reasonable to extend
the tests suite with all imaginable use cases.

One thing that comes to mind would be to announce the release candidates on
the "user" ML, gently requesting those users who intend to upgrade to test
the JAR in as many of their applications as possible. ["Let them speak now
or forever remain silent." ;-)]
For backwards-compatible releases, that does not seem to be a huge burden on
the people that use CM.

What do you think?


Regards,
Gilles

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