[Libreoffice-qa] [ANN] LibreOffice 3.4.6 RC2 test builds available

Dag Wieers dag at wieers.com
Thu Mar 15 03:06:38 PDT 2012

On Wed, 14 Mar 2012, Rainer Bielefeld wrote:

> Fridrich Strba schrieb:
>>  for 3.4.6 RC2, we're now uploading builds to a public (but
>>  non-mirrored - so don't spread news too widely!) place, as soon as
>>  they're available. Grab them here:
>>  If you've a bit of time, please give them a try&  report *critical*
>>  bugs not yet in bugzilla here,
> we had exactly 0 reports for 3.4.6 RC1, and I doubt that anybody will do 
> systematic tests with RC2 (I won't do either).

I do systematic tests on every RC release, albeit very specific to my 
use-cases (python, UNO, filters/conversions) and with a limited set of 
documents. The fact that these releases can easily co-exist using RPM 
packages is priceless !

So it's hard to quantify what 0 reports means, no regressions or no 
user-testing ?

> We still have 45 unfixed regressions compared to 3.3, Lifecycle of 3.4 will 
> end with 3.4.6(?), so this version is more or less useless for most (or at 
> least very many) 3.3 or 3.4 users. Who would want to test a car when he knows 
> that still 1 tire is flat and never will be repaired? Although 3 tires have 
> been repaired, that car will be completely useless forever.
> It's my belief that we will have to rethink our release concept.
> Please excuse me that I can't tell anything more enthusiastic.

If you want to improve a situation, the hard truth is better than a soft 
lie ;-)

I wondered myself whether the split between 3.4, 3.5 and 3.6 is 
sustainable in the long run. At some point the cost of splitting the 
userbase is more expensive than the gains from fast release cycles.

I would expect at that point we would more likely have a slower release 
cycle with a longer acceptance phase for QA/testing/regression fixing and 
less releases.

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