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#21 Re: Re: Rating

by niner

Sunday December 16th, 2001 10:15 AM

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Strauss could you please clarify a question for me? Please don't take it as an offence, but when did you test your last Mozilla build? You're posting acutally pretty much about Mozilla but sometimes I get the feeling that you didn't even test it for yourself.

That checkins should be tested before is clear. But how far? The nightlies are just for testing the builds of that day, so you could say that checkins are tested very much before the release of the Milestone testbuilds. I would see this as a normal open source development process. The developers make their patches, test them, they get reviewed and finally checked in to be tested very thoroughly by the Mozilla QA community (the one's actually using the browser and reporting problems).

Of course this differs from traditional closed source development where the public would never see such builds, but so they ain't tested as thoroughly as for example Mozilla. I'm pretty sure when 1.0 arrives there won't be many very critical bugs which weren't reported before unlike many closed source projects.