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Re: Formal objection: Changing how the testing of potato works would invalidate the whole test. So please don't change it.

On Mon, May 15, 2000 at 08:33:41PM +0200, Josip Rodin wrote:
> So my opinion is that the test cycle should end now, and we should start
> preparing for the next test cycle by fixing lots and lots[1] of RC bugs,
> and finishing up internal testing of boot-floppies and CD images.

That was the plan for February.  And for January.  And for November.
I don't see why it would suddenly work this time.  I'll just have to
jank lots and lots of packages just before the next test cycle.

I think it's good that we tested boot-floppies and CD image generation
-- obviously it needed the test, since it didn't work.  The boot floppies
are ready now, but we still have no images.  I think we lost about a week
to the auric move, however.  I hope that next time it will go faster.

> That way, we could actually start the next test cycle well prepared, so we
> don't get behind schedule instantly, and also have a better distribution (as
> in, packages without some of those RC bugs) to test.

We'll also throw away the boot-floppies we have now.  So I'll pose this
to the people working on them: What do you prefer?  Go with 2.2.13 for
a two-week test, or stop this cycle and prepare new ones about a week
from now?

Richard Braakman

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