Re: Formal objection: Changing how the testing of potato works would invalidate the whole test. So please don't change it.
On Tue, May 16, 2000 at 05:26:28AM -0400, Mike Bilow wrote:
> I am not wedded to any particular alternative, and it would be reasonable
> to choose either course, but the release manager asked for opinions and I
> gave mine. I agree that we have learned a lot from the present test
> cycle, but this was not quite what we were expecting to learn...
Your point was primarily "we can't release potato at the end of this
cycle because of important RC bugs, so let's give up on the test
cycle." But you missed the point that there's more to the first test
cycle than seeing whether the release is ready: primarily are the
boot-floppies and CD teams ready. RC bugs within individual packages
are less important for this part of the testing.
Julian Gilbey, Dept of Maths, QMW, Univ. of London. J.D.Gilbey@qmw.ac.uk
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