[Imap-uw] Re: MIX Index Folder Corruption
frode at nordahl.net
Mon Sep 25 13:30:58 PDT 2006
On 25. sep. 2006, at 10.38, Ian Eiloart wrote:
> --On 23 September 2006 09:38:53 -0700 Mark Crispin
> <mrc at cac.washington.edu> wrote:
>> I learned about this problem soon after people in Europe tried
>> Unfortunately, it seems that nobody in the Eastern Hemisphere
>> tried any
>> of the imap-2006 development snapshots, otherwise this problem
>> would have
>> been caught prior to then.
>> [Obligatory beg: PLEASE try the development snapshots!!]
> Alternatively, the test suite (is there one?) should check that a
> message from each time zone can be read. You won't get a tester in
> every time zone.
No test suite can ever cover all those corner cases that a program
will be subject to. They will probably help weeding out the
relatively obvious problems, but "new" problems like this one will
not be avoided the first time they occur. Having a test for it in
place will of course avoid the same bug appearing in a future release.
I think it would really help to announce and release a beta or
release candidate some time before the release, as this most
certainly will make more people test and hopefully find more of these
problems before the final release hits the press.
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