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From: John Maddock (john_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-08-01 12:10:13

>> In other words, there is no need to ask the release managers for
>> permission to apply to branches/release as long as tests are clean.
>> The whole point of doing a beta is to shake these user detected bugs
>> out of the woodwork and apply the resulting fixes in time for the
>> release.
> When the bug is detected outside the regression tests, maybe a test
> should be added to check that the bug is no more present.

That is normal good practice anyway: any bug should ideally be reproduced
first, test added, and then fixed.

Unfortunately that doesn't help if the problem is specific to a
platform/compiler we don't have regression tests for :-(


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