[cvsnt] Re: Problem with binary files at CVSNT

Oliver Koltermann okoltermann_deletethis_ at gmx.de
Fri Dec 16 09:21:32 GMT 2005

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Hello list,

Bo Berglund <bo.berglund at telia.com> writes:

> >CVSNT Server: 2.5.02 (Servalan) Build 2064
> Too old version, this was in the middle of development flow and there
> are several other issues with versions close to this one.
> Update the server to build 2151 or later to get a safer system.

How could this build get the stable tag then? I tend to do updates
very rarely since I noticed that many stable versions are later
withdrawn their stability. It seems to me that only pro-customers and
very close observers know what version is best to use.

How do you handle this? If I use todays stable version im not sure if
it's really stable or shows problems when installed on a larger
base. But the previous stable versions are all still marked as stable,
even if they showed problems in the field.

Even the bugzilla db does not give me the information. For version
2.5.02.* I find 27 entries, but 17 of them are closed before
2064. Only two are fixed later, the rest is still open. So the _real_
problems seem to live outside of the bugzilla...

Btw. the buglist does not contain any mention of modules2, which is
often reported to be only partly working on this list. Rename is also
not part of the open-bugs-list. On a closer look one might find even
more open points not mentioned in the bug-db.

I don't want to complain, I'm happy with cvsnt as it does a great
job. I'm only feeling helpless if it comes to the updates. It always
needs a lot of testing before one can use a new version. The only
point of reference is this mailing list, but this does not give you a
quick overview on the state of versions.

Maybe we need more feedback on positive test results. The list often
contains reports of issues but no feedback from the reporter or others
if the fixed version does the trick. And the bugzilla only contains
the information that the problem has been worked on, but not that it's
fixed and works in all cases.

Sorry for taking this thread over. I don't know how to explain it in
more detail. I just wanted to trigger some thoughts about the cvsnt
release policy.

Thanks for listening,
O. Koltermann

Disclaimer: This is meant as constructional criticism.

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