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From "Jeff Trawick" <traw...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Dealing with Regressions
Date Mon, 08 May 2006 12:08:44 GMT
On 5/8/06, Nick Kew <nick@webthing.com> wrote:
> OK, we all know we get some embarrassing regressions in our new
> releases.  PR#39490 in 1.3.35.  Or 2.0.55 being effectively unusable
> in a proxy due to PR#37145.  Look at the number of duplicates of
> 37145 - that's a lot of people with the confidence to report it,
> and who didn't find it 'cos it's marked as fixed (despite no fixed
> version being released until last week).
>
> 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).

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