[72cat] [news] NetCAT Status Report - 6.
- From: Jiří Kovalský <
- To: NetCAT team <
- Subject: [72cat] [news] NetCAT Status Report - 6.
- Date: Tue, 29 May 2012 15:19:03 +0200
Hello NetCAT team,|
after a week I am here with another status report.
1. Overall summary
A lot of NetCAT participants are helping with full testing of
development builds to reach best possible coverage by Code Freeze
(6/14). This involves coordination within individual tribes which
obviously takes place off this list so it's not surprising that
activity in the list dropped to only ~5.6 sent e-mails
per day. Contrarily the income of bugs went up to ~5.6 newly
submitted defects per day. In spite of that NetBeans
developers sustained their good bug fix rate so total number of open
NetCAT bugs decreased again. Review of documentation progressed
again nicely so we added a handful of tutorials focused on C/C++
development. So far it seems that 7.2 Beta was well received by the
NetBeans community. Would you agree? Feedback covered some
infrastructure issues, Maven, JUnit, Platform or GlassFish. Let's
elaborate it now.
2. Important stuff
- We are glad that community feedback on the 7.2 Beta
has been vastly positive ,
If you also blogged about it and we don't aggregate your blog in
the Planet NetBeans,
let us know! However, what do you think will be the main
weaknesses of 7.2 release?
- The 7.2 testing is in full swing. The following tribes
participate in this effort: GUI Builder, CVS, C/C++, Debugger,
PHP, API Support, JUnit, Java EE and Groovy. I would especially
like to praise Dhawal Saiya, Mark Wilmoth, Hermien
Pellissier, Deepak Chandrasekaran and Vincent
Hardion for their attitude and dedication. If you also
want to give a helping hand, let me know!
- 11 more tutorials were reviewed by Yonathan
Weldegebriel, Hermien Pellissier and Efrem
McCrimon so we are now at 34 processed articles with 6
NoGos. Yonathan must really like it as ~2/3 were done by him
- Timothy Sparg has 2 Maven projects and although both
compile fine the main project shows error badges. Tim,
please file this issue, attach screenshot and as Jesse Glick
suggested install "NetBeans Project Metadata Inspector" plugin
from the Update Center, invoke Inspect
Project Metadata action on the main project and
attach the output to the bug too. Thanks!
- Holger Reppert was not able to profile his web
application on GlassFish due to an error when initializing
Virtual Machine. This is an already known space-in-path problem
happening on Windows.
- Javier Ortiz claimed that his changes to Unit tests
were ignored by NetBeans code completion and even Java
runtime. If you can reproduce it with empty userdir, don't
hesitate to report this bug Javier!
- Peter Nabbefeld and Ulf Zibis warned us about a
spam attack in bugs #176761
The spammer polluted in total 30 issues. We have deactivated the
account and removed the spam however if you see anything similar
from somebody else please notify us. Thanks!
- We would like to emphasize that updating development
builds via Update Center is a not supported
scenario. It can lead to strange bugs (e.g. #213017)
that are closed as invalid in most cases. Please don't waste
your and our time and always download new builds from the web .
3. Bug hunting
- If we look at distribution of NetCAT bugs by functionality
we find out that most buggy but also used feature is Platform
with 34 open bugs at the moment, Java is second (29
bugs) and Editor is third with 20 defects. Also GUI
Builder with 18 bugs is notable. Other features are good
including Debugger which pleases me personally. ;-)
- According to Mark Wilmoth it's not possible to
copy and paste more than one AWT component between
containers in the Navigator (#213123).
This showstopper will surely be fixed for the FCS. Thanks for
the steps to reproduce Mark!
- Michel Graciano discovered a regression in XML
causing code completion in XSD schema to not work. This needs to
be investigated but it's reproducible.
- While Yannis Pastis Glaros wanted to peacefully
continue developing his PHP application, NetBeans
disturbed him with two exceptions (#212871
Later the IDE froze completely (#212761)
when he asked it to delete dozens of file from cache. What a
shame Yannis does no longer have the heap dump. :-( Can you at
least verify the fixed exceptions Yannis?
- Best bug reporter of the previous week was Michel Graciano
who reported 5 bugs.
- Bug dasboard says that NetBeans QE team (14) still
keeps up with NetCAT team playing power play (115) :-) in terms of
bug submissions (830 vs. 829 since 2011-11-17) but NetCAT team
beats NetBeans community in productivity (~7.3 vs. ~1.9 bugs
per person) which is not any surprise.
- If you are asked to share some big files with us such
as memory heap dumps, please don't use http://megashare.com service,
because we often face download problems due to our proxy
settings. Instead, upload your file to http://dropbox.com. Also don't
forget to Zip everything!
Bugs submitted: 613 (+39)
Open bugs: 170 (4/9/119/38)
E-mails: 968 (+39)
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