[Bug 70667] Notify libreoffice user list of API changes and motivate user to test extensions on dailies/beta

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Mon Oct 28 19:27:35 CET 2013


--- Comment #8 from Björn Michaelsen <bjoern.michaelsen at canonical.com> ---
(In reply to comment #7)
> Please bear in mind it isn't just fairly technical developers of
> 'extensions' that can be affected.  End-users with application developments
> of their own can also be affected. 
> The details of many of the commit messages are incomprehensible to such as
> myself.  However, I well understand that changing a data type in a form
> control could affect my code.

The Good Thing is: You dont need to completely understand the commit message to
test a daily build. Actually its a Good Thing if the tester isnt _too_
confident in "completely understanding" the commit message, as it can lead to
the reader thinking: "ah, this cant possibly break my stuff, so Im not testing
..." (see also:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XpnKHJAok8&feature=player_detailpage#t=1399s ).
This is not what we want for three reasons:
- if the reader tests the change, he/she is not only testing the specific
scenario, but also other stuff
- if the reader is confident in understanding the message, but misunderstands,
there is less testing, which is not what we want
- the the reader is confident and understands the message right, the message
might still be wrong or incomplete. Again, testing would help the case here.

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