On Thu, 30 Jan 2003, Lamar Owen wrote: > On Thursday 30 January 2003 13:17, Vince Vielhaber wrote: > > On Thu, 30 Jan 2003, Lamar Owen wrote: > > > Vince, I would say that we, the developers of PostgreSQL, are then not > > > qualified to test our own releases for the reasons you mentioned that > > > Katie should not test her own releases. > > > Don't twist what I said. My statement about Katie was that she has a > > knowledge of the port and the OS to the point where there are things > > that she knows are wrong to do and would avoid doing it. > > Then she would not be honestly testing, would she?
She consider herself testing to her own standards as a windows user/ developer. Is that enough? IMO, No. I've been on both sides know that the windows user/developer doesn't hold things to the same standards as the unix user/developer. > > admission they haven't been doing that. All they've done is loaded it > > down and made sure it continued to work. The other ports have a long > > history, the windows port has ZERO history. > > Do we do powerfail testing on a unix-type port now? That's not testing the > port, incidentally, it's testing the OS, sync semantics aside. Do we hold > the other ports to the same standards? Yes, the Win32 port is a substantial > change from the Unix ports. Yes, it needs robust testing. But all the ports > need that same grade of testing, not just Win32. And that type of testing is > not being rigorously done on any port now, unless it is being done by a few > that aren't announcing that they are doing it. Since you're pretty much ignoring my reasoning, I'll give you the same consideration. The history of windows as a platform has shown itself to be rather fragile compared to unix. Before you respond to this, read Tom Lane's response and reply to that. Vince. -- Fast, inexpensive internet service 56k and beyond! http://www.pop4.net/ http://www.meanstreamradio.com http://www.unknown-artists.com Internet radio: It's not file sharing, it's just radio. ---------------------------(end of broadcast)--------------------------- TIP 4: Don't 'kill -9' the postmaster