[wp-hackers] Fixing Bugs

Geoffrey Sneddon foolistbar at googlemail.com
Tue Aug 28 15:01:37 GMT 2007

On 28 Aug 2007, at 01:39, Jeremy Visser wrote:

> Geoffrey Sneddon wrote:
>> The number in bugs in WP has grown steadily over several years,  
>> yet the
>> number of unfixed ones increasing quicker still. We need a release  
>> that
>> is stable. We need a release where everything _works_. Can we have  
>> one
>> release which includes _nothing_ but bug fixes. There are 409 open  
>> bugs
>> according to trac (and I expect there are others marked as
>> wontfix/invalid without reason). There are some massively annoying  
>> bugs
>> for users, not least things like being unable to use IRIs in  
>> sanitised
>> content (#4570, target 2.4).
> Shouldn't you maybe be looking at using the 2.0 branch?

I am using the 2.0 branch — to me it still seems buggier than < 2  
releases were. 2.0 has some bugs that make it almost completely  
unusable for me, which despite Mark Jaquith telling me they'd be  
fixed, Ryan Boren contradicted him if not a week later. Not only are  
bugs being introduced at a quicker and quicker rate, but bugs are  
being regressed more and more often. A large majority of WP could be  
tested automatically, and badly needs to be. This has been suggested  
several times before, but nothing, to my knowledge, has ever really  
happened about it.

- Geoffrey Sneddon

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