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From: Thomas Witt (witt_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-03-23 00:37:33

Stefan Seefeld wrote:
> David Abrahams wrote:
>> on Thu Mar 22 2007, Stefan Seefeld <> wrote:
>>> I didn't find any answer when I asked the last time, so I'm asking again:
>>> What is the meaning of the absolute number of 'regressions' ?
>> Tells us how many regressions there are?
> What is the reference point ? The last report ? The last release ?

The last release.

>>> Did this number really go up
>>> from the last report to the current one ?
>> I don't know.
> But this is at the heart of the question: If the simple addition of
> a new test run changes the number of failures, how can this number
> possibly represent regressions ?

In essence you are shooting the messenger.

> Right now it is hard to tell whether there was any progress at
> all over the last couple of months.

Agreed you can't do that from the number of REPORTED regressions.


Thomas Witt

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