keeping track of regressions during the development cycle

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at
Thu Jul 31 21:52:38 BST 2008

On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 06:48:04PM +0200, Sebastien Bacher wrote:
> On jeu, 2008-07-31 at 17:25 +0100, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > A regression is a new bug, which wasn't present in previous versions
> > of the
> > software.

> > Most of the time, we don't know whether a bug is a regression or not,
> > and we
> > shouldn't assume that they are just because we haven't heard of them.

> > But where we can verify that a bug is a regression, e.g. was known to
> > work
> > in the previous release, it should be flagged as such and treated
> > specially.

> right, that makes sense to me, I just wanted to make sure that everybody
> agrees that only the second class of issues should be nominated

Yes, definitely.

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