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From: Ben Artin (macdev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-08-23 16:49:10

In article <007501c5a829$4e871bd0$6601a8c0_at_pdimov2>,
 "Peter Dimov" <pdimov_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> Ben Artin wrote:
> > Sure, bugs happen. My main point here is that we should make sure we
> > learn something from them -- or, more importantly, that we should
> > learn something from them *before* our users learn that Mac OS X
> > releases of boost are not thoroughly tested.
> The lesson here is that we can't test everything and that we must make a
> beta or an RC available earlier. We've had similar configuration-specific
> bugs before, and they weren't caused by platform-specific implementations.
> Alpha testing simply can't obviate the need for beta tests.

I agree. I understand what a bitch it can be to work with CVS branches and
merging, so I understand the desire to minimize the divergence between the
release branch and the mainline, but a longer period of (more thorough) testing
would probably be a good idea. In particular, I am sufficiently busy that I
didn't even have the time to look at the new release between first candidate and
final release. I don't think I am the only one.


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