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From Ben Laurie <...@gonzo.ben.algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: background CGI bug
Date Fri, 03 May 1996 12:15:18 GMT
Paul Richards wrote:
> 
> In reply to Rob Hartill who said
> > 
> > 
> > > 3. In regard to people not testing... well, those patches were all
> > >    sitting in httpd/incoming/patches for a while... I built two
> > >    pre-CVS releases containing the patches. I made sure that everyone
> > >    agreed that they should be included. So it may in fact have nothing
> > >    to do with CVS. Same thing would have happened with patch-and-vote
> > >    because, in fact, these patches *were* voted upon.
> > 
> > Regardless of how the bug got in or who voted for the patches, a fix 
> > is needed before 1.1 goes out the door. That fact the patch files
> 
> Agreed.
> 
> > are lying around somewhere (I hope) to be reversed for bug tracing
> > purposes is a good advertisment for keeping them archived in an easy 
> > to browse format.
> 
> Disagree. In fact, cvs has allowed the problem to be narrowed down very
> quickly using the technique I outlined. The problem, in fact, that prevents
> it being narrowed down to a single patch, as cvs allows, is that the single
> commit at fault happens to be a mammoth one that contains all those damn patch
> files we used to use :-) I did say at the time that they should be committed
> individually.

I'm pretty sure they were committed individually (except perhaps a few) ...
just all within a few minutes of each other.

Cheers,

Ben.

> 
> If this bug had been introduced *after* we started using cvs properly we'd 
> have a single patch identified that causes the problem.
> 
> 
> -- 
>   Paul Richards. Originative Solutions Ltd.  (Netcraft Ltd. contractor)
>   Elsevier Science TIS online journal project.
>   Email: p.richards@elsevier.co.uk
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