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From Stanley Bradbury <Stan.Bradb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Derby Regression Search And Destroy Competition
Date Sat, 15 Jul 2006 00:53:40 GMT
Kathey Marsden wrote:
> ... SNIP ..
> So, inspired by the Mustang Regression Challenge [2] I would like to 
> introduce the *"Derby Regression Search and Destroy Competition*".  
> This competition, in addition to finding regressions,  will also  
> incorporate  fixing any regressions that are found.  The winners will be:
>  "The top three developers or users who have  made the greatest 
> contribution toward a seamless upgrade to 10.2."
> If folks think this is a good idea, I will put up a Wiki for the 
> competition, but here are the general guidelines:
> 1)   Any action that exposes or resolves existing regressions, 
> improves  Derby compatibility with previous releases, or improves our 
> documentation of known differences in 10.2 is considered.  Below are a 
> few examples:
>     a) Find a  new  product regression from a previous Derby release 
> and log it in Jira. 
>     b) Correct the derby info for existing issues to mark them as 
> "Regression"  if they are a regression from 10.1 or "Existing 
> Application Impact" and "Release Note Needed"  if they were 
> intentional changes that might affect existing applications.
>     c) Fix a product regression.
> 2)  Three winners are chosen  August 10 by  impartial volunteer 
> judge(s)  whose decision is binding. 
> 3)  The winners get organic chocolate  and  of course glory and huge 
> amounts of merit.  (Contribution of other prizes is welcome, but 
> wouldn't want to make the stakes so high the lawyers need get involved).
> Anyone else have ideas on this?  Would anyone like to volunteer as 
> judge?  Judges would have to exempt themselves from the competition.
> Kathey
> [1] http://wiki.apache.org/db-derby/ForwardCompatibility
> [2] https://mustang.dev.java.net/regchal/

Since I'm pretty much exempt from the competition (how many doc 
regressions are there anyway?) I'll signup for being a judge , but there 
has to be at least one other volunteer so I don't get all the 
credit/blame for the results.

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