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From Siddharth Seth <ss...@apache.org>
Subject Re: unit tests in patches
Date Tue, 22 Sep 2015 22:21:21 GMT
Can a  'Target Version' field be added to jiras ? That would help to get
rid of the confusion caused by Fix Version being used to represent branches
a jira does go into.

On Mon, Sep 21, 2015 at 12:55 PM, Ashutosh Chauhan <hashutosh@apache.org>
wrote:

> Hi everyone,
>
> Generally, its a good idea to add unit tests in patches especially when its
> easy to repro (e.g,., NPE). This may not always be possible, but we should
> aim to add tests wherever we can. In addition to regression testing, tests
> also proves the existence of bug. I would especially like to call out the
> attention of committers that they make sure patches they are committing has
> a test case. In case its not possible to repro test, there should be an
> explanation on jira.
>
> Related to this is affect versions and fix versions. Reporter should update
> this field while creating jiras. There is some confusion around exactly
> what a fix version is. Fix version indicates earliest version on which this
> fix is available. So, it should be updated after patch is committed to
> reflect which upcoming version it will be available on. Please don't use it
> as 'target version' that is a version on which you would like to see it
> fixed.
>
> Examples of commits where I didn't follow what I am preaching :) but plan
> to improve on:
>
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HIVE-9377
>
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HIVE-9507
>
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HIVE-11285
>
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HIVE-9386
>
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HIVE-10808
>

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