preparing / production test

Werner Almesberger werner at
Fri Oct 3 16:39:25 CEST 2008

Andy Green wrote:
> If you're going to spend any time on this, it needs to be
> part of production test that we can all run, especially Regina and Wendy.

Yes, but let's be careful with the labels. This is not what we call
"production testing" but more like design, implementation, or
regression testing. (They all overlap to some extent, of course.)

"Production testing" is focused on the production process and tries
to find flaws there. Its role is not to identify design flaws or
bugs in the code. It can help with these tasks as well (and I agree
that we should use it for that purpose), but they're secondary goals.

I'm pointing this out because there have already been misunderstandings
when we talked about tests, and people thought those tests were
something we'd want to run at the factory.

> We need to replace DM1 / DM2 with something more normal otherwise it
> will haunt us forever, I will write about some ideas to start that soon.

Oh yes, DM1/DM2, our pit of shame :-( Looking forward to read your

- Werner

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