Schedule for releases

Garrett Cooper gcooper at
Wed Dec 29 10:46:29 UTC 2010

On Tue, Dec 28, 2010 at 3:04 PM, Alexander Leidinger
<Alexander at> wrote:
> On Wed, 22 Dec 2010 08:21:56 +0100 Erik Cederstrand
> <erik at> wrote:
>> Den 21/12/2010 kl. 23.28 skrev Robert Watson:
>> >
>> > Looking at 7.x, I'm struck by how much it has slowed down.  There's
>> > a significant user community, but not a significant developer
>> > community.
>> Which pretty much sums up a dilemma in the development of FreeBSD, I
>> think. Developers want users to try out their new shiny stuff, but
>> users don't want to spend time upgrading.
>> I think one of many things that would be great to do is to improve
>> the usability and coverage of the regression tests. This would take
>> at least some of the burden off developers who want to MFC their
>> work. We already have the tinderboxes, Coverity and Clang Static
>> Analyzer, but apart from pho's stress tests we don't have any
>> automated runtime testing (as far as I know).
> Your benchmark suite can not be used for something like this? With the
> regression tests as the benchmarks? BTW: real benchmarks are also some
> kind of regression tests,

    Sometimes, but we are lacking in the functional tests department
in areas and that's something in coverage that needs to be filled out.
Stress tests/benchmarks can exercise a lot or a little code and can
create unnecessary results variance depending on how they're written,
as I'm sure everyone posting on the list to this topic is aware.

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