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From Niklas Edmundsson <ni...@acc.umu.se>
Subject Re: Dealing with Regressions
Date Mon, 08 May 2006 13:56:00 GMT
On Mon, 8 May 2006, Jeff Trawick wrote:

>> We should do better than leaving the users to rediscover and deal with
>> regressions themselves, once we know there's a problem.  Can I suggest
>> an Errata page, to list *all* known regressions in current/recent versions,
>> linked from the main page alongside "Download/New Features/Changelog"?
>
> +1
>
> [REGRESSION] in the changelog might be good too for permanent tracking.
>
> Most useful would be to ship a new version within a small amount of
> time that corrects only regressions and has no other changes (if at
> all practical; desire is to limit testing concern to speed up
> delivery).

The same goes for security issues. For apache 2.2.0 there was only a 
note that "the following issues are fixed in the development version" 
or something similar, not exactly what you want as an end user when 
you're affected by that particilar issue.

Either provide a patch, or provide a new version. Neither should be 
too difficult if you limit the scope to only fix the specific issue.

/Nikke
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