[Libreoffice] [Libreoffice-qa] End of the line for 3.3 family and regressions

Cor Nouws oolst at nouenoff.nl
Sat Dec 10 11:42:01 PST 2011

Hi Pedro, *,

Pedro Lino wrote (10-12-11 12:46)

>> So, what should we do to each group of bugs? Anyway, I'm not sure
>> whether there are how many bugs in each group, or even there is any
>> bug in some group. Maybe we need separate discussion?

It is already for some time now, that there is need for more bug 
handling in BugZilla. Only that can lead to specific qualification and 

> This isn't simply a matter of checking and reporting bugs. It involves
> the Quality of a product this Community claims to be Enterprise ready.
> IMO there can be NO regressions.

Does not sound like a real life scenario, IMO. Some regressions will 
slip in now and then.

> I think this is way over our (QA) heads given the sheer amount of
> unfixed bugs.

There is the mechanism that gives all of us the possibility to propose 
the serious problems as most annoying. Which has been used continuously 
over the past year, and with success in the sense that bugs, also nasty 
old ones, have been fixed.

Nevertheless, I agree with the meaning of this topic:
When 3.4.5 has been released, it will take some time and a few (2, 3 ?) 
releases in the 3.5-branch to be on approximately the same level as 3.4.4/5.
So that *might* lead to a situation where again several months waiting 
is necessary to be able to profit from improvements after 3.3.x ... And 
the potential risk of this is serious, so we may not think too light 
about this.
The 'simple' solution is: make sure that the problems that are so 
serious, that you will not be able to use 3.4.x, despite the many 
improvements (also bugwise) in that branch, are well described and 
nominated 3.4-most annoying.

Does that make sense?

> It doesn't seem realistic the release date of January 11  especially because
> this is the Christmas season and most people here are volunteers.

Indeed, something to take into account.


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