[73cat] [news] Status Report #5
- From: Jiří Kovalský <
- To: NetCAT team <
- Subject: [73cat] [news] Status Report #5
- Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2012 22:49:34 +0200
Hello NetCAT team,|
can you believe another week is gone? Time flies and it's time for
NetCAT update again!
1. Overall summary
Testing of NetBeans IDE 7.2.1 and its bundles with latest JDK 6/7
was completed and this update release has been published yesterday.
In trunk the development team is trying to keep the bug fixing vs.
bug income ratio in positive numbers, which has been successful for
already 3 weeks in a row now! Average total income of bugs is ~48.4
new defects daily since September 3rd. NetCAT contribution in the
past week was ~10.4 new bugs daily by 28 participants which
was exactly 1/3 of issues from the NetBeans community. Unlike the
steady bug flow, the activity on the mailing list dropped to almost
1/2 when 24 participants exchanged ~10 e-mails every day.
Review of tutorials progressed hugely. New NetBeans bug dashboard
was published, new Editor tribe was created and NetCAT caught
another stopper in code completion. Finally, the NetBeans Governance
Board election kicked off. For more details on the most important
topics please read below.
2. Important stuff
- 13 NetCAT participants and 11 NetBeans QE engineers
participated in testing of the first 7.2 update release.
Since no blocker was found we released the update yesterday. Our
acknowledgement to the 13 volunteers for all the
install-extend-upgrade-functionality-uninstall tests! We will
surely recognize it at the end of the program.
- It's astonishing how review of tutorials became
popular. I was hoping for 70 reviewed tutorials by the 7.3 ETA
and after only two weeks the goal is achieved already by ~69%! =-O FYI, out of 48
processed docs 7 were not recommended as compliant with 7.3. I
would like to especially emphasize Yonathan Weldegebriel's
and Marco Molteni's work who both reviewed 10 tutorials,
Marcin Starnacki with 8 documents and Manikantan
Narender Nath who did 7. NetBeans writers very appreciate
your valuable feedback folks!
- Have you seen the new and shiny bug dashboard  already?
We are happy to read the uniform satisfaction with this web
application. To name some new features: live data, team/user
specific pages, source lines statistics, adjustable comparison
charts and much more. ;-)
- A new Groovy test specification 
was written by José Galaviz. He is even going to perfect
it by adding test cases for Web and EJB project types and adding
test suites for Groovy Refactoring and Unit Testing. Fantastic
- Only two :-\
other tribes (API Support, Maven) found some time to update
their test specifications although many discrepancies were
few weeks back. Is anyone from Debugger, CVS or other tribes
willing to still work on this task?
- We realized that late is better than never and so we asked six
suitable and still "tribe free"
:-) participants whether they would
cooperate on more focused testing of NetBeans Java Editor
and three guys granted our request. Review of not yet covered
Java hints will be the very first assignment for this new Editor
- According to Javier Ortiz, Compile on Save feature
does not work as expected in web projects, because
it does not automatically compile test classes. Is it really the
case Javier or you just didn't have For
both application and test execution option set?
- If you have also seen a weird automatic scrolling of
content after you drag & drop something, don't panic.
It's a JDK specific bug (#7171812)
which should be fixed in the latest build of JDK 7 Update 10.
- Michael Nascimento suggested to have a keybinding
for Camel Case navigation (Ctrl
+ Arrow Left/Right) even if it's disabled in
Options. If you second this requirement, vote for #220610.
- If you are not aware of it, the NetBeans community is looking
for its best representative 
in the NetBeans Governance Board. Every vote counts so
please get familiar with the 3 candidates and choose the best
3. Bug hunting
- The discussion about java.lang.OutOfMemoryErrors
continued and we are happy to announce that Stefan Wilfling's
against Java Compiler has been fixed today! Please keep
these OOMEs coming and if IDE suggests to file it, don't
hesitate to do it. Angelo Quaglia, what's your OOME bug
- Alied Peréz was the first person who noticed the
showstopper in code completion (#220326)
ignoring selected constructor name. If we break something
serious, 2-5 NetCAT participants immediately notify us. Simply
- Martin Skurla reported another issue with code
from JavaEE Persistence module which was later confirmed
by Javier. It should be fixed now. Thanks guys!
- Yonathan Weldegebriel faced problems when starting
his development build on Mac OS X (#220456)
due to several exceptions. The issue has not gone through
evaluation yet but is this still reproducible Yonathan in the
recent build #201210231040?
- Best bug reporter of the previous week was Michael
Nascimento who reported 8 bugs.
- 7 high priority bugs were filed last week and 3 of them were
fixed. An interesting highlight is that total number of
opened NetCAT 7.3 bugs decreased for the first
- If you are requested to provide your several gigs heap
dump which is too big to attach to a Bugzilla issue please
use our Project upload
job at the Hudson builder .
Don't forget to mention the issue number though! A nice
workaround, isn't it? ;-)
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