[73cat] [news] Status Report #18
- From: Jiří Kovalský <
- To: NetCAT team <
- Subject: [73cat] [news] Status Report #18
- Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2013 00:09:58 +0100
Hello NetCAT team,|
I hope you will find this last status report informative.
1. Overall summary
Can you believe it's already 5 months since NetCAT 7.3 started? =-O Yes, after NetCAT
7.0 this will be the 2nd longest NetCAT program in the history. In
spite of that there are still enough people who want to make sure
that 7.3 version is well tested till its final release. The average
activity of the previous two weeks was ~156 BETs which was
generated by 25 bug reporters, 26 e-mailer writers and 1 tutorial
reviewer. Although such decrease in activity was expected, this
NetCAT program has been clearly more productive in terms of bugs
income than what we are used to which is confirmed by the attached
charts. Great job folks! Release Candidate 2 is out and FCS build is
being certified full steam. Community Acceptance survey has been
closed and results published. Satisfaction survey about NetCAT
program itself has launched. There were discussions about not
working Save action, some problems with API Support functionality or
missing NetBeans item in KDE menu. More details are below.
2. Important stuff
- First of all thanks to 40 NetCAT participants who provided
feedback in the Community Acceptance survey. In total we
have got 110 responses. The results were published yesterday 
and we are proud to say that NetBeans community recommended to
release 7.3 RC as FCS! :-)
Only few respondents suggested to fix a handful of bugs but none
of these issues was pointed out by 10% of respondents or more.
- We are glad that overall satisfaction with NetBeans IDE
7.3 quality is greater than with NetBeans IDE 7.2! :-) On the other
hand, it seems that people recognized our focus on performance
in 7.2 more than what was done for 7.3. Another great highlight
is that satisfaction with Java Editor increased by 11%. Quality
of the brand new Client-Side Web Development features is
satisfactory for 94%. Finally, usage and quality of JavaFX
support remains similar if compared to 7.2 results.
- As you should know, we are working on the final step which is
certification of the FCS build .
The deadline is COB tonight so if you can help, please do the
sanity testing as soon as possible. And don't forget to update
the Go/NoGo 
Wiki page accordingly! Many thanks to 8 participants who already
finished their testing. If things go fine, 7.3 can be released
- Thanks to Marcin Starnacki we have 116 reviewed
tutorials! He did 4 more reviews which leaves him with
astonishing 35 tutorials. Fantastic job Marcin! There are only
few more remaining but these are hard nuts like 9-parts
DB&PHP tutorial or introduction to ClearCase. ;-)
- Since yesterday you should all have received personal
invitation to the very last survey trying to gather your opinion
on the NetCAT 7.3 program itself. I would really
appreciate it if you could share with me few words about your
satisfaction with being NetCAT participants. Also don't forget
to recognize your colleagues who deserve it! :-) If you didn't
get URL to the survey, don't hesitate to ping me ASAP!
- Medea Gugushvili asked if anybody else saw a not
working Save All toolbar
button. This would be a serious trouble however nobody confirmed
this and Medea only noticed this in development builds, not the
official 7.3 one. Phew! :-)
- Thomas Kruse requested that inability to scroll
fully in New File
is fixed in 7.3. It's actually a JDK bug (#8003400)
but we decided to distribute at least a workaround in 7.3.1.
- Manikantan Narender Nath warned that his NetBeans IDE
deadlocked when he tried to finish creation of New Window in a NetBeans
Fortunately, three other participants tried but didn't reproduce
the problem and later even Mani himself too. Mani also pointed
out that NetBeans Platform Quick Start Using Maven tutorial
needed an update if its label should change to 7.3.
3. Bug hunting
- Glenn Holmer discovered that installation of 7.3 RC on
his Kubuntu failed to register NetBeans launcher menu
item. As it worked fine for 2 other participants, Glenn did some
tweaks until he fixed the problem by renaming netbeans-7.3 RC1.desktop to
- We were finally able to fix the performance issue filed by Alied
causing the IDE to extremely slowdown when scanning his
web project. We believe the complex fix in several areas should
significantly improve usability now. Thanks for your cooperation
- There is an intense communication between Edson Richter
and NetBeans engineers about his two recent bug reports. First
he found out that under some circumstances code completion
stopped working in uncompilable Java files (#225925).
Since this fix will need more time for testing we don't want to
delay 7.3 and rather scheduled it for 7.3.1. The other problem
concerns considerably slow IDE occupying 70% CPU (#226000)
which could indicate a hidden memory leak. In order to confirm
this and find the root cause a heap dump is required.
- Edson was very helpful indeed. His dedication also helped to
unpleasantly slowing users down upon each keystroke. Edson
- Mark Wilmoth found two true stoppers too. Firstly he
was one of testers who couldn't delete some text in Java
and secondly he noticed that preview of folded code is
too narrow (#225711).
Both bugs were fixed in 7.3 FCS candidate.
- Javier Ortiz tried to Team
> Subversion > Export Diff Patch... (#225494)
but it didn't work due to externally deleted destination folder.
This has only been fixed in trunk.
- Michael Nascimento has been experimenting with JDK 8
and discovered that Java Editor sometimes incorrectly marks valid
statements as errors (#225887).
This is not a 7.3 specific issue at all but is fixed already.
Michael also filed a deadlock on JDK 8 when using Go to Type navigation (#225899)
which needs more investigation.
- Anton V. Kirilchik was the best bug reporter of the
final two weeks with his 11 reported bugs.
- 13 high priority bugs were filed and 8 of them were fixed -
mainly in trunk though.
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