[71cat] [news] Status Report #1
- From: Jiří Kovalský <
- To: NetCAT team <
- Subject: [71cat] [news] Status Report #1
- Date: Tue, 04 Oct 2011 22:23:46 +0200
Hello NetCAT team,|
this is our first status report that I will be compiling every
Tuesday to summarize everything important that happened in the
previous week, what's going on and what is ahead of us. I hope you
will find it useful.
1. Overall summary
The NetCAT 7.1 program officially started on August 29. This time
formation of the NetCAT team took longer than usually but we already
have critical mass ;-)
as to date 96 testers registered. I would like to ask all
subscribers of this list to make sure that you added your entry to
Wiki otherwise you will not be treated as NetCAT participants.
Stabilization of Beta ended as it was released yesterday. Activity
of NetCAT team is at normal values with ~14.3 sent e-mails
daily and ~13.6 new bugs daily. This is expected though as
high traffic from the first weeks already faded away. Let's
elaborate important stuff in more detail below.
2. Important stuff
- We have finally finished stabilization of NetBeans 7.1 Beta
and released it yesterday. Everyone who took the time and helped
with testing Beta candidate please accept our gratitude. But hey
this is just a beginning!
- Aligned with Beta we have cleared the Wiki for review of
and asked you for another kind of help, which is suitable
especially for those who want to learn new technologies on
examples. So, don't wait and choose your tutorial today!
- If you are interested to join some NetCAT tribe, please
monitor this list. Later this week I am going to start
organizing the teams.
- Torsten Paul initiated an interesting thread about Java
Refactoring features. According to his own investigations "Refactor
> Inline..." function generates broken code. Mark
Wilmoth added that renaming of project/package throws
Torsten, you didn't file the problems yet, did you?
- Tomas Pavek spent several weeks by bug fixing Swing GUI
Builder. Now we would like to ask all Swing UI developers to
test thoroughly that building forms is a piece of cake and
changing layout of components works smoothly. This will be the
main task for GUI Builder tribe once it is created BTW. ;-)
- 7 participants complained about noticable performance
degradation between daily builds and Beta. We would like to take
this feedback seriously but only Dhawal Saiya provided
some concrete data. Other "IDE is slow" statements are
vague and not helpful. What is needed are full thread dumps
videos, descriptions of what exactly is slow plus your
configuration or measurements ideally compared with 7.0.1
release. Please keep this in mind when you encounter some
slowness. Thank you!
- FYI, Tushar Joshi and his team agreed to help with
writing a brand new test specification for NetBeans Platform ,
which will contain newly implemented features like separated
cache directory, enhanced window system or others. Now this is
3. Bug hunting
- Mohamed Chebbi & Yonathan Weldegebriel were
first who reported NPE that occurred after restart of IDE with
opened JSP file (#202714).
Although we fixed it on the same day the bug was left in the
- Yonathan also discovered regression in HTML module causing
palette to be empty (#202726).
This bug was accepted as valid showstopper and fixed in Beta.
- Holger Stenzhorn must have been surprised when Local
History opened after calling "Edit server.xml" action on
his Tomcat server instance (#202766). :-) This
regression has also been fixed.
- Timon Veenstra is truly an excellent tester. Take a
look at his perfect bug report #202944
about UI lock when renaming a resource package in Maven based
NetBeans module. We are investigating...
- Michael Müller played a while with GlassFish v3
integration and it was enough to file several bugs. Fortunately,
the most serious one #202857
about no way to start GlassFish from within the IDE was promptly
- We have noticed that Carlos Klock spent considerable
time by evaluating many issues - he closed several bugs as
INCOMPLETE, changed Target Milestones etc. While we certainly
appreciate this effort we want to ask you to only change these
bug properties if you know exactly what you are doing otherwise
we will have to revert such modifications and time is wasted.
Thanks a lot!
- Best bug reporter of the previous week was Michael Müller
with incredible record of 28 reported bugs.
Bugs submitted: 380 (+95)
Open bugs: 174 (1/7/144/22)
E-mails: 780 (+100)
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