[Mono-devel-list] no regression policy for System.XML

Konstantin Triger kostat at mainsoft.com
Tue May 31 05:22:57 EDT 2005

I would partially agree with Jose:
It seems reasonable to run all the XML tests before each commit. Since 
the commit is made only 1-2 times per day, it's not very difficult to 
wait for another 5 minutes. The benefit is clear: SVN is stable.

 From the other side, running 'everything' is more complicated, as it 
can take much more time and probability for a regression is relatively 
low. So postponing it to the nightly build looks reasonable.

Konstantin Triger

Jose Cornado wrote:

>My two cents:
>I think this should apply to the rest of the code base: the only real
>solution is to run everything with each build. The Mythical Man Month
>comes to mind.
>Excluding the slowest test will be risky. They are slow because they
>hit critical/complex paths more often than not. A bug caught here is
>worth more than anywhere else.
>The problem to solve is to increase the test/unit of time ratio so the
>slow and critical tests can be included.
>There is a hard limit set by the QA tools but a lot can still be
>achieved by playing around with the QA machines/lab setup.
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