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#45 Re: Testing process

by macpeep

Tuesday December 18th, 2001 10:58 AM

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You are right about automated builds vs. nightly builds quality but even automated "nightly" builds should be as stable and good as possible. When major features don't work in them that USED to work, it's definitely not "normal" or "acceptable". That's why there's the review, super review, approval system - to prevent ANY builds from breaking. I would have to tilt pretty heavily in favor of strauss here.. There are major quality problems here that should not be in software at this stage of the development. Despite what some people seem to think, Mozilla doesn't really have that unique of a development process. This is a relatively normal cross-platform "extreme-programming" process that is quite widely used these days. The size of the project (both in amount of code, amount of people and complexity) isn't unique by any means either.. It's big for sure, but not so that you can assume that no normal rules apply.