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Re: [CORE] RC1 blocker issues

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: "Jim C(dot) Nasby" <jim(at)nasby(dot)net>
Cc: Heikki Linnakangas <heikki(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [CORE] RC1 blocker issues
Date: 2006-11-27 18:17:26
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Jim C. Nasby wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 27, 2006 at 12:10:11PM +0000, Heikki Linnakangas wrote:
> > Tom Lane wrote:
> > >I'm not sure that the process is broken, but I agree that there's been
> > >way too little focus on testing this time around; it seems that most of
> > >the chatter on pgsql-hackers since beta started has been about ideas for
> > >8.3 development.  Have we caused that by deciding to have a short 8.3
> > >devel cycle, ie, do people feel they needed a head start?  If so, it's
> > >bad, but the damage is already done, and won't be repeated as long as we
> > >go back to a more normal schedule after 8.3.  If there's another force
> > >at work, what is it?
> > 
> > I can't speak for others, but I'd really like to be of more help in 
> > testing. I'd like to see 8.2 released as soon as possible, so that we 
> > can start discussing 8.3 items.
> > 
> > I don't have a real-world application to test, but if there's anything I 
> > can do, please let me know. Any gray areas that haven't received enough 
> > attention yet?
> Since testing in the past had a semi-defined goal (make sure it builds
> and passes make check on your platform), perhaps that should be done in
> the future; point out to users what features they should pay special
> attention to during the beta. Of course, that will tend to mirror what's
> in the change log, but people will pay better attention to a
> plain-language description of what to test than trying to decipher it
> from the change log.

The release notes are available on day-1 of beta.

  Bruce Momjian   bruce(at)momjian(dot)us

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