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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-08-07 20:50:05

on Wed Aug 06 2008, Beman Dawes <> wrote:

> Eric Niebler wrote:
>> Beman Dawes wrote:
>>> Eric Niebler wrote:
>>>> Just spoke with Rene about this ...
>>>> Eric Niebler wrote:
>>>>> How come the "report time" on nearly every page of release test
>>>>> results is dated July 15th?
>>>>> For example:
>>> AFAIK, that's the wrong page to be looking at. The page I use to
>>> make decisions is
>> Whew, thanks Beman! How do you get to that page? I go to,
>> click on "Development", and then on "Release Summary".
> I don't look at, because I assume it applies to the
> current release.
> Instead I look at, because I assume it applies to the
> release under development.

Can we expect developers (and other interested parties) to figure out
that they need to look at a hidden site to find this information? And
doesn't the fact that it's a beta mean that it could churn and make the
results unavailable or wrong without warning? Shouldn't our most
important testing results be hosted in a stable environment? It's
common to have a "development" or "developers" link that takes you to
materials about the unreleased code on the front page of a project's

Sounds like the current arrangement is not very user-friendly. Can we
change it?

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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