[postgis-devel] Testing

Mark Cave-Ayland mark.cave-ayland at siriusit.co.uk
Sat Nov 7 02:56:00 PST 2009

Paul Ramsey wrote:

> In a ticket (!!!!) <http://trac.osgeo.org/postgis/ticket/230> Regina comments,
> "I'm also very concerned about the rate you are closing things off :).
> I should be excited, but all I can think is "Paul, stay away from the
> caffeine". When are we going to have time to test all this."
> You're an amazing tester, Regina, but there's only the one of you. If
> you have to choose between testing and rolling beta releases this
> month, roll the releases. Getting alpha and beta releases out will
> identify the issues that we need to fix before going to final.
> Paul

Nice comment lol ;)  Incidentally I'll be back on the bug-fixing warpath 
this week, so even more things are likely to get bashed around even more...

I have absolutely no problem with Paul fixing bugs and closing tickets 
as he feels, however in a few ticket threads, several different 
solutions have been proposed and it's not clear which one of these has 
been chosen when the final close-off message simply reads "Fixed at 
rXXXX". I think in these cases a more verbose comment explaining which 
solution has been implemented would be appropriate.



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