QA in Squeak (was: Re: [Bug][Fix] Setting
copy/paste-keypreference under Windowsdoesnot work)
denker at iam.unibe.ch
Wed Dec 8 17:06:43 UTC 2004
Just some general remarks...
1) In the current "process", there is no automatism for a changeset
tagged "et works for me" to end up in the update stream. The decion of
that is in the hand of the harvester actually approving the changeset.
e.g. there is a lot of stuff on BFAV that hat [et] but it's not in the
And those harvesters do make errors. And doing those errors, especially
of the quality "I should have known that" do not feel good, I can tell
you. (It's quite
(disclaimer: i neither reviewed nor approved the .cs in question ;-)).
2) I am completely with you that certain things need real expert
review, and I think
that overall, the whole thing didn't work too bad.
So, expert review is need. But what happens if this expert review just
Everthing related to harvesting/reviewing has been *completely*
abandoned by most of
the real good people. Even explicilty asking: "We need a reviewer for
EToy related things",
"We need a reviewer for networks stuff" "we need a reviewer for mophic
been completly IGNORED. This may work for a year, or two. But not
I call this "doing nothing is not an option", or the "horror vacuui" of
development: At some point the pressure just gets to big and something
Back in the SqC times, the small parts of the many community
submissions that made
it were exactly that bit needed to calm the pressure. Not perfect, but
good enough. But
then came a time when *nothing* happend.
And if then, forced by the vacuum, something happens, it might be that
it is not that good,
not exactly that direction that it was before. For the direction, you
need to manage the
community more activly. For the quality, you need to make sure that not
abandons the ship.
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