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#52 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Testing process

by SubtleRebel <mark@ky.net>

Wednesday December 19th, 2001 9:32 AM

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I think that is exactly the issue: closed source vs very open source.

Every large scale project has regressions and crashes being generated when new code is checked in, but with most development projects, those builds are not made available to anyone outside the section of the development team directly responsible for the check in. If Mozilla were to adopt such a process then we would see less instability in the daily builds because we would see less daily builds. Some days the nightly build would probably be exactly like the previous day's nightly. I would expect that this would result in much slower progress for Mozilla because it would decrease the benefit of having so many willing volunteer testers.