[FLAVOURS] QA Flavour Cycle meetup

flocculant flocculant at gmx.co.uk
Fri Jul 29 19:01:45 UTC 2016

On 29/07/16 18:50, Martin Wimpress wrote:
> Hi,
> ... But I'm certainly interested in keeping the milestones because it 
> has absolutely helped identify issues before the panic of final beta.
> Regards, Martin.
This is exactly why I can't see the point in loads of milestones.

Unless what you're saying is

'please just test milestones'

A milestone is JUST a stop on yesterday. If there's a bug with a 
milestone - there was a bug yesterday.

What people should be doing more of is weaning 'testers' off of a 4 or 5 
shot testing schedule and asking them to test more often. - daily.

The only thing I think that anyone gains is people mailing various lists 
saying 'we're testing for 2 days this week'

Xubuntu has found - consistently - more bugs outside of any random 
milestone than within it.

In fact at the beginning of the yak cycle - we found the 1587555 bug 
purely because we check iso's pretty much daily.

Sorry - but I do not see the point in a whole load of work for people, 
just to stop for a day or two, when what should be going on is testing 
during the whole of a cycle.

That's my pennyworth of pounds ;)

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