[squeak-dev] Re: Towards a Trunk Release [help needed]

Ronald Spengler ron.spengler at gmail.com
Thu Mar 4 05:26:10 UTC 2010

Hooray for tests!

On Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 3:30 AM, Andreas Raab <andreas.raab at gmx.de> wrote:
> Chris Muller wrote:
>>> This is part two of two about upcoming releases. Besides the 4.0 release
>>> we
>>> need to get ready for a release from the trunk. If you look at rather
>>> long
>>> list of improvements this is a good time to get a release out.
>> Yes, but there are still some basic things we should try to fix
>> shouldn't we?
> Absolutely. As usual, the point of getting into "release mode" is that you
> stop just adding more stuff which potentially destabilize things and rather
> try to polish the release by fixing all the little nit-picks that have gone
> unfixed thus far.
> BTW, the best way to ensure the things you care about do get fixed is to
> file a bug with a test. The bug ensures the issue doesn't get forgotten for
> the release, the test ensures no regressions.
> Cheers,
>  - Andreas
>> For example, it's hard to imagine putting out something
>> called anything other than "alpha" with the TextEditor home / end keys
>> are not working properly.  Things like this are too low-level to allow
>> into a final release because people have a connection to software
>> through their mouse, keyboard, and have expectations for certain keys
>> to behave in the normal ways.
>> If it were the backspace key, I'm sure we wouldn't release.  To me the
>> home and end keys are right up there..


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