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From Jiří Kovalský <>
Subject Re: NetCAT 10.0 evaluation
Date Tue, 30 Oct 2018 17:49:13 GMT
Hi Geertjan,

nice post-mortem summary. My rough comments:

1. The proposal represents very minimalistic version of NetCAT, which 
however in the past used to be a platform with a defined start and end 
dates, where people gathered around particular features, distributed 
work, reviewed test specs for accuracy (updated old ones or created 
brand new ones) and then started testing daily builds, discussed their 
findings, filed issues, reviewed tutorials, participated in surveys. 
Activity of individual participants was tracked and evaluated at the end 
and best participants were rewarded for their activity and contribution 
and then everyone had time to catch up with other things/projects/life 
so from that point of view I can't predict if and how same people will 
keep contributing in the long term.

2. I agree we need to invite volunteers and immediately start finding 
tribe leaders and then utilize them. Not doing this for NetCAT 10.0 was 
a big mistake. Typically these should be the best performers from 
previous runs.

3. Identified blockers need constant attention. Testing stuff is only a 
step A. Step B (fixing bugs) is equally if not more important.

4. Wasn't there a discussion about only 3 releases per calendar year? 
This would lower the rush and increase quality IMO.


Dne 30.10.2018 v 11:55 Geertjan Wielenga napsal(a):

> Hi all,
> For me, this was the first NetCAT process, we're trying to wrap it up now
> and tomorrow -- so please do one or two more if you can find the time, just
> send a mail and say which one you'd like to do -- and for me it was the
> first time to take part at all.
> I have put some thoughts here:
> Others, feel free to add your thoughts and evaluations, or reply in this
> thread with them, and thanks for your enthusiasm and great job, I think,
> for how much we've done in so short a time.
> Gj

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