[Bf-committers] Beta Testing for pre-release versions?

Jean-Luc Peurière bf-committers@blender.org
Sat, 15 May 2004 20:17:11 +0200

Le 15 mai 04, à 19:45, Juan J. Pena Mena a écrit :

> It isn't enough to have the group of volunteers, it also takes that 
> each
> platform manager to post (the so far final) binary builds done by
> himself, and those are the builds that the beta group would test.

I've done that for the Os X release (in the testing builds forum).

Result : absolutly no report in 4 days, when there was downloads of
the binary.

Taking on hold things already tested by the volunteers has no sense
if users dont test, and in my experience (on other projects), they 
they will just play with the new features.

That's why true regression files are important. They do not guarantee
to be bug free, but they insure that things which worked in the past are
not broken.

Now, what really worry me is that, in many cases, users will whine in
elysiun or elsewhere, but won't bother to fill a bug-report in b.o, even
if tell to do so. coders cannot pass their time on forums looking for
bug reports.

That may need some advertising about trackers, but if bugs are not
officially reported, it is really a problem.