[wp-hackers] Fixing Bugs

jacobsantos at branson.com jacobsantos at branson.com
Tue Aug 28 16:04:10 GMT 2007

I would advise helping with the current documentation and unit 
testing/characterization testing/functional testing. I could use help 
and I'm sure the others doing it would like help also. It is happening, 
but it would go a lot quicker if more people started writing tests for 
the library.

Jacob Santos

Geoffrey Sneddon wrote:
> 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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