[pmwiki-users] Testing and quality control (Was: Pre-announcing 2.2.0 non-beta release)

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at pobox.com
Thu Jan 22 19:39:07 CST 2009

On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 11:00:09PM +0100, Christian Ridderström wrote:
> On Thu, 22 Jan 2009, Patrick R. Michaud wrote:
>>> I don't feel we should do this on PmWiki.org, even in separate groups 
>>> or wiki fields. Wiki fields are not hardcore separated or sandboxed, 
>>> a broken recipe is able to corrupt many things, everything that is in 
>>> the home directory of the running process.
>> I agree -- the review/test requirements, especially for some
>> recipes, are quite onerous.
> How does this apply to the recipes that might be candidates for being  
> shipeed with a release?  If we don't trust or test them, is it really ok  
> to include them?

I don't think it is, and that's part of the issue.  I think that
any inclusion of a recipe in a release is likely to lead people
to believe that they've received at least some level of review.
The problem is that we don't currently have a good review
mechanism, so it could end up being very misleading.


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