[techtalk] Testing (Was: Re: Technical issues)
atog at swipnet.se
Wed Nov 22 13:27:55 EST 2000
Scenario: You are designing a test plan for a small to medium sized
(say, 5 core developers, 20,000 lines of code) open source/free
software project. All of your fellow developers recognize the wisdom
of testing, but some have no experience in more formal (meaning
'organized', not necessarily proofs of correctness) testing. The
project is written in C++, and makes extensive use of external
libraries (in C and C++). The application has a gui, and has a
network component talking a well documented, standard protocol. You
are roughly in the beta stage, and your project is used by a few
What factors would you take into consideration, and what
would your plan look like?
I would number it as 0.99 and release it upon the unsuspecting public.
Or do like the linux (that's kernel) gals and guys do: release it as 1.00-test1 or something.
Sunnanvind (I hope someone answers this better, I just realized my answer sucked.)
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