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Re: [bug-grep] Bug in grep 2.5.1a (+ patch to fix it)

From: Tony Abou-Assaleh
Subject: Re: [bug-grep] Bug in grep 2.5.1a (+ patch to fix it)
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 15:17:35 -0300 (ADT)

When disabling tests during a release, I highly recommend documenting the
disabled tests in a 'known bugs' file. Users should be told if we expect
things not to work. It might also inspire someone to provide fixes :O)



Tony Abou-Assaleh
Ph.D. Candidate, Faculty of Computer Science
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada, B3H 1W5
Fax:   902-492-1517
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On Thu, 28 Apr 2005, Julian Foad wrote:

> (Redirected to the mailing list.)
> Gordon Lack wrote:
> >    Do you know the current CVS build fails 11 tests?  (Not sure if this
> > is a "normal" state).
> Yes, this is intentional.  These are current bugs for which we are awaiting
> fixes.  (Some of the fixes may be in the patch queue.)  We wouldn't wan't to
> release a version with tests that fail, so if we want to release before fixing
> them all we would disable the tests that fail.  Ideally these tests would be 
> in
> "expected failure" mode, but our test suite doesn't yet have that mode.
> - Julian

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