[Libreoffice-qa] Checking for MAB 4.1 list

bfoman bfo.bugmail at spamgourmet.com
Wed Nov 6 13:05:52 PST 2013

sophi wrote
> Just to let you know, I've taken this from the minute 'Every bug on the
> MAB should be tested at least every minor release'
> and I'm currently testing them against the last 4.1.3 (when I can, no
> Mac or Windows at home) and commented the bugs.
> Hope this helps.

Hope this is a minor>major misspelling only :). Otherwise don't you think
that this is a waste of scarce resources to do it every minor release,
considering backlog in UNCONFIRMED bugs? Personally I would recheck them in
alfa stage of next major release with a hope that there will be a patch
coming before EOL of a branch.
As LO is riding time based release train and most MABs are very old and
known issues I would not suspect that unassigned MAB is accidentally fixed
in few weeks time between minor releases by unknown untagged commit. 
Best regards.
Side note:
Unfortunately in this project not many goals are specified on wiki pages or
in bugs and you do not know what is on schedule to be fixed by a regular
commiting developer in near future (and I know that plans are only plans and
everything can change). I see a lot of great fixes in commit messages on
master spanned across multiple commits - unfortunately I can't read about
them in single bug on Bugzilla or wiki pages (luckily sometimes there are
commit notes). 
Unfortunately some changes won't be backported or are controversial and
should be discussed with QA or during ESC meetings. Sometimes I have a
feeling that a single commiter shapes the whole project in a way when his
commit to master branch is accepted in Gerrit without any discussion or
request for comments - accepted because "It looks good and works". Some of
them will have influence on MABs.
Therefore I think that every planned change to LO codebase should be
available as a bug in Bugzilla, but this is more a wishful thinking maybe to
be discussed on dev list some day. Sorry for offtopic...

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