[73cat] [news] Status Report #1
- From: Jiří Kovalský <
- To: NetCAT team <
- Subject: [73cat] [news] Status Report #1
- Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2012 23:38:10 +0200
Hello NetCAT team,|
this is my first status report that I will compile on a weekly
basis to summarize our achievements from the previous week,
recognize best contributors and outline what will happen during the
days to come. I hope you will find this interesting.
1. Overall summary
"Population" of NetCAT 7.3 program is strong again as total
number of registered participants is to date 99 members. Thanks to
all who joined us for the next 3.5 months! Average traffic during
the first two weeks was ~14.6 and ~22 e-mails and ~7.6
and ~12.4 bugs per day. 14 tribes were formed which is
another new record! :-)
Fast check of 7.3 quality before JavaOne 2012 conference is
progressing. A plenty of feedback was already provided for example
some problems with the netbeans.org
site, startup problems or even first deadlocks were reported. Let's
take a look at the most important feedback in more detail.
2. Important stuff
- We are very glad to see that so many volunteers signed up
for already 15th round of NetCAT program. Hundred
testers is way more than a critical mass. :-) So, thank you
and please keep your activity till the very end in January 2013!
- If you are subscribed on this list but not registered
in the NetCAT 7.3 Participants 
Wiki, please add your entry as soon as possible.
Otherwise you are not entitled for the special privileges in
Wiki, Exception Reporter, Dashboard and others.
- As I already mentioned we have 14 tribes  this time
covering API Support, Debugger, GUI Builder,
Java EE, PHP, Groovy, Unit Testing,
Profiler, CVS, DB, Maven, C/C++
and newly also Web Client areas. Plus Free Riders
of course. :-)
Tribes are essential to normalized and sanity testing of
certified builds typically in areas not enough or at all covered
by NetBeans QE team.
- If you have some time this week, please join the 7.3 Beta
readiness fast check 
which was initiated yesterday. Please use the latest JDK 7
Update 7 for the testing. It would be nice if you make it and
send your findings (ideally as bugs) by this Friday 9/28
COB last timezone.
- Holger Stenzhorn was the first person who hit the freeze
on Macintosh OS if IDE was run on JDK 7 Update 7 (#218284).
Unfortunately, this is a JDK bug (#7160609)
so the only workaround is to launch IDE on JDK 7 Update 10 where
- Saptarshi Purkayastha and Javier Ortiz had problems
with installation of plugins. Saptarshi updated his IDE
which then refused to start (#219008)
and some other people confirm this. So far it looks like a
Windows specific issue. Javier wanted to import not only
settings into his user directory but plugins too. That is not
configurable via GUI though, only -J-Dplugin.manager.install.global=false
- Manikantan Narender Nath suggested that dialog
requesting user's decision about resolving missing class
imports when pasting code to editor should be configurable
at the minimum. Two other NetCAT participants seconded Mani's
idea. Have you filed this already?
3. Bug hunting
- Andrei Gavriloaie sent his observations on C/C++
integration ranging from not working navigation through
corrupted code completion to poor formatting features. Anton
Kirilchik confirmed these investigations. It would be nice
if you file all these issues and Cc: your tribe leader who can
then escalate it ;-)
if serious and reproducible defects are closed without any
- Thanks to Scott Palmer we learned that the first
attempt to publish NetBeans 7.2 Patch 1 failed. :-( The update
caused not satisfied dependencies on deprecated.pre65formatting
module and corrupted the whole 7.2 installation (#218373).
Only Scott's timely report helped avoid affecting thousands of
NetBeans IDE 7.2 users who could end up in the same failure. We
have implemented a new testing process not to repeat the same
mistake again. Really good catch Scott, thank you!
- Michael Mueller found out that debugging session of
a web application was not terminated correctly (#218606).
This bug was accepted as 7.3 Beta showstopper and it was fixed
- One of the bugs Michael Nascimento discovered was the
very visible broken clipboard showstopper (#218460).
The P1 issue with 7 other duplicates was fixed next day.
- David Heffelfinger notified us about regression in
GlassFish integration which started to request login
credentials even with default domain (#218229).
This very annoying issue was fully addressed recently.
- Hermien Pellissier tried to create and run a new NetBeans
Platform based application however it failed (#218499)
due to missing autoupdate.cli
module. This serious defect has not only been fixed but verified
by Hermien too.
- Best bug reporters of the previous two weeks were Michael
Nascimento who reported 10 bugs in the first week
and Markiewicz Benno who reported 17 bugs =-O last week.
Bugs submitted: 161 (+53, +87)
Open bugs: 131 (0/4/116/11)
E-mails: 256 (+102, +154)
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