[kaffe] Re: Kaffe 1.1.5 "Development" Release available for download
zuse at libero.it
Mon Apr 18 05:28:49 PDT 2005
In <4262D586.7000100 at kaffe.org> Jim Pick wrote:
> We don't currently have a full QA test suite rigged up that a build
> must pass before we do a release. I think that's something we should
> put together before we do a production release.
well, we already have regressions. And apparently this is hard enough on
some platforms already :)
For some platforms "building" is already is already a challenge.
Also, measuring the number of test cases is of limited measure. Of
course "0" is what we strive for and "80 out of 147" means something is
deeply broken. Once a few remain, they have to be taken with common
sense. SOme stuff might not be implemented, otherwise even a single
failure can indicate bugs in the GC or the threads...
> The development releases do get quite a bit of testing (compile
> testing on various platforms, mauve, gump, etc.) but it's done in a
> distributed matter by various individuals in the projects.
yes, this is very important, no test suite can replace "real" usage.
Release platforms should have least possible known bug (we have two
kinds of bugs: those deriving from the class library and those deriving
from the JavaVM), build on as many platforms as we can and not depend on
GNU make (once this was distinctive...)
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