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From: Rene Rivera (grafik.list_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-09-25 21:29:52

David Abrahams wrote:
> "troy d. straszheim" <troy_at_[hidden]> writes:
>>Rene Rivera wrote:
>>>One thing I should make clear about my suggestion to reduce the
>>>combinations... Is that it doesn't mean reducing the number of types
>>>that get serialized, rather increasing those and having more complex and
>>>comprehensive test.
>>I need to think about it more... for now, I carpet bomb. But it clearly
>>would get out of control as types, archives, platforms and versions
>>proliferate. No question.
> It sounds like, from what Rene has said, it already is out of control.

I did another incremental test run today which spent most of the time
retesting serialization, probably some minor change. But it ran from
10:30am to 8:00pm, 11.5 hours. So yes, I consider that out of control.

> Anything that makes it very difficult and/or expensive for a tester to
> complete a testing run needs to be fixed rather urgently. I hope you
> realize that, and I think you probably do, but from your posting it
> wasn't clear.

I hope everyone realizes this.

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