[kwlug-disc] given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow?
kb at 2bits.com
Sat Jan 9 20:57:32 EST 2010
> Having worked on software development for long enough I can tell you that
> MOST of the bugs should be found during development.
Actually, open source development turns this on its head by its "release
release often" paradigm. I have seen it in action first hand, getting
many times a week.
If the original author releases a "good enough" version, others will find
and fix them, and add features they need, and upgrade to the latest API.
I just wanted to refute that most bugs are found by users. That's a
> terrifying thought.
It depends on who is the user. In the web world and LAMP, e.g. Drupal in
barrier is not as high as kernel or driver source in C. So people tend to
patches even if they are not developers.
Others who have no coding skills, or have no time, can just report that
does not work. This is true for Firefox, Drupal or the any other piece of
Not as scary as it sounds ...
Khalid M. Baheyeldin
Drupal optimization, development, customization and consulting.
Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability. -- Edsger W.Dijkstra
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. -- Leonardo da Vinci
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