Mozilla 0.9.6 Released
Tuesday November 20th, 2001
mozilla.org today made available for download binaries of the Mozilla 0.9.6 Milestone. The builds are available on the releases page, or you can get them directly from the ftp site.
#136 Re: Re: Re: Re: defect curve
Thursday November 22nd, 2001 6:54 PM
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That's not the point. The point is that new features consume resources for testing the features, and if serious errors are found will require resources to find and fix the bugs. Note that "serious errors" in this context are NOT further enhancement requests unless they are enhancements that are practically required for the useability of the feature.
One of the major principles of software development is to get rid of the "serious defect" problems as soon as possible (crashers, dataloss, producing incorrect results, etc) AND THEN you can add new features if you have time. Otherwise the project is likely to get totally out of control. And as long as you're adding new features you are making it more difficult to obtain closure on the "serious defect" class of problem. How difficult depends a lot on the exact situation, what sorts of features are being added and so forth, but it's not unheard-of for this to make it *IMPOSSIBLE* to obtain closure.