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From Paul Davis <>
Subject Re: Test suite blocking release
Date Sun, 21 Mar 2010 01:06:56 GMT
On Sat, Mar 20, 2010 at 2:31 PM, Noah Slater <> wrote:
> I think faulty test case should block the release, if I am to have any
> future sanity preparing releases. I don't want to delay and longer, so if
> you guys are absolutely sure this is a test error and not code error, then I
> propose that the test be commented out. Our tests form a contract between
> us, internally, and our users. If that contract has a bug, it should be
> removed or fixed - or it simply dilutes the importance of contract. If some
> one comments out the test, and we agree it is not indicative of an important
> bug, I can call the vote within hours.

I'd have to agree on this. From the point of view of a release, if a
test reports a failure then it should be made to not report a failure.
If that's accomplished by disabling it, then there will be a commit
with a message that explains why it was disabled and etc and such on
and so forth.

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