[73cat] [news] Status Report #8
- From: Jiří Kovalský <
- To: NetCAT team <
- Subject: [73cat] [news] Status Report #8
- Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2012 22:12:27 +0100
Hello NetCAT team,|
let's summarize what happened in the week of November 5th.
1. Overall summary
Release of 7.3 Beta 2 milestone build last week was without
hesitation the most important achievement. In other words, new 7.3
development is completed and now the task is to verify that
everything works on all platforms plus fix all serious defects of
course. :-) We
call it full testing and it's the time when every volunteer makes
difference. Activity has been higher than average both in terms of
new bugs and traffic on the mailing list. 30 participants submitted
~10.6 new bugs daily, which represents 1/3 of total income
from community. NetBeans developers resolved 710 issues which is a
new record. 29 participants generated ~12.6 messages per
day. We have by the way exchanged already >1000 e-mails =-O since beginning
of NetCAT 7.3 program. 4 more tutorials were reviewed. Several
participants helped test Beta > Beta 2 update scenario, there
were some discussions about preferences of some features or reports
about unstable dailies again. As usually, more details are below.
2. Important stuff
- In the end 19 participants 
certified Beta 2 before its release on Thursday. We
thank to all contributors for the sanity tests and
Extend/Un-installation tests too!
- 5 participants tried to update from Beta 1 to Beta 2
and it worked more or less fine. Even About dialog
updated the build information!
:-) Thank you guys.
- It's only 26 days to the Code Freeze milestone so full
of NetBeans IDE 7.3 is in full swing. Any help from
NetCAT is highly welcome, because this is really a huge
assignment and as you can see NetBeans QE does not have enough
resources to cover everything. If you have time from now to
December 6th, please test some feature according to its FULL
test specification and when you finish it please update the
- Review of tutorials advanced slightly and the flag was
moved to 91 tutorials already! Marcin Starnacki improved
his score to 23 reviews, Marco Molteni keeps his 19 and
Yonathan Weldegebriel reviewed 15 tutorials. Thanks to
all other reviewers too!
- Several participants reported unusable daily build(s).
Javier Ortiz and Michael Müller complained about
terribly slow #201211060001. Augusto Campos added that
#201211050001 occupied all CPU cycles while indexing sources
occurred. Except Michael's OOME against Editor #221469
we are not aware of any bugs. Were these false alarms?
- Alied Perez started a discussion about what default
behavior for main actions like Run or Debug
should be. 5 other participants shared his nostalgia but we
really believe that Run > Set Main Project menu
should satisfy majority's needs. If you disagree, please provide
your usecase. :-)
- Michal Owsiak hit the well known problem on Mac OS
X preventing it to start IDE smoothly on JDK 7 (#218284).
Unfortunately, the only workaround is to upgrade to preview of
JDK 7 Update 10.
3. Bug hunting
- Michael Müller suggested to use more prominent
shortcut for Paste from History like Ctrl+Shift+V (Paste
Formatted now) instead of Ctrl+Shift+D.
Would anyone else second this change?
- Michal Owsiak wanted to add a Groovy file into
a newly created Maven based Java project, which however destroyed
its structure #221638.
If you want to see this P1 fixed, please provide requested
information Michal. Thanks!
- Kent Grundström was unable to modify his GUI form
due to java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError
In spite of a partial workaround a full fix for this regression
was delivered within 18 hours. Really good catch Kent!
- One of Michael Nascimento's defects against Java
Editor concerned broken pasting multi-line code over
selection of text (#221752).
The bug has been fixed yesterday and needs verification. Thank
- Another Brazilian Michel Graciano reported that code
completion was not smart enough for ==
Now the feature is all smart already. ;-)
- Anton Kirilchik must have been surprised when his
request to implement navigation between JPA named queries
was accepted as a not working feature. :-) And even
better, the fix was integrated within 3 hours.
- Best bug reporter of the previous week was Michael
Nascimento with 13 reported bugs mainly against
the Java Editor.
- 5 high priority bugs were filed last week and three of them
- There is a Top Voted Bugs Check Point scheduled for
November 27th so if you really feel that some P3 bug deserves
our attention, please vote for it and/or ask your NetCAT peers
to do the same. Otherwise such P3 bug will stay same visible as
other hundreds of P3s out there.
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