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From:Nick Lindridge Date:March 24 2001 4:28pm
Subject:Re: UPDATE slowdown
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On Sat, Mar 24, 2001 at 02:58:45PM +0200, Sinisa Milivojevic wrote:
> Robert Nice writes:
>  > Sinisa Milivojevic wrote:
>  > 
>  > Yep, that seems to have sorted it. At least it's been stable for
>  > the past few hours. What's the story with these patches (for the
>  > masochists among us)?
>  > 
>  > Cheers,
>  > -- 
>  > > Robert Nice
>  > > Technical Minion 2nd Class 5555 Hollywood Blvd #203
>  > > WebsiteBilling.com Inc.    Hollywood, FL 33021, USA
>  > > www.websitebilling.com     +1 954 987 5677 ;-\
>  > > Please recycle
>  > 
> 
> Hi!
> 
> What do you mean by story ?? How bug has crawled in ?? When you add
> features or try to optimize things you make mistakes. That is all.

... and when you have insufficient regression tests and/or testing.
As developers we do make mistakes, and it can be the simplest of changes that 
"can't affect anything else" that catch us out - so the only way
to give yourself a chance of catching these slips is to properly
regression test, including behavioural tests and not just result tests
every time.  It sounds like whatever the issue was here would then have 
caught. 

But hey, it's free and excellent, and if you pick a release that works
well for you (the golden 3.22.32 fits the bill for me) and avoid the 
frequently misguided "get the latest version" mentality - unless you 
can accept that sometimes something might be broken - then you 
shouldn't have any problems.

Nick

Thread
UPDATE slowdownRobert Nice21 Mar
  • Re: UPDATE slowdownSinisa Milivojevic22 Mar
  • Re: UPDATE slowdownRobert Nice23 Mar
    • Re: UPDATE slowdownSinisa Milivojevic24 Mar
      • Re: UPDATE slowdownNick Lindridge24 Mar
        • Re: UPDATE slowdownMichael Widenius24 Mar
          • Re: UPDATE slowdownNick Lindridge24 Mar
        • Re: UPDATE slowdownSasha Pachev24 Mar
          • Re: UPDATE slowdownBenjamin Pflugmann25 Mar
    • Re: UPDATE slowdownMichael Widenius24 Mar
  • Re: UPDATE slowdownRobert Nice24 Mar