reflecting on first UDS session on "rolling releases"

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Wed Mar 6 04:13:47 UTC 2013

On Tuesday, March 05, 2013 08:07:36 PM Jono Bacon wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 5, 2013 at 7:43 PM, Scott Kitterman <ubuntu at> 
> > What percentage of code in the default install is covered by automated
> > tests?
> I am not sure, maybe the QA team can weigh in on this.
> > For a relatively small project, such approaches are conceivable.  For
> > something the size of an installed Ubuntu (pick your favorite flavor)
> > system, I think we're a long ways away from being sufficiently
> > instrumented with tests.
> I agree: I think automated testing is going to be essential here to
> *assure* quality across the system. I think we would need ensure that
> we have good test coverage across the core components.

I agree.  My main point is that such things are pre-requisites to a new 
release model.  We don't have them, so we should get them before we change to 
something we're not ready to support.

Scott K

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