[Clamav-devel] Release Candidates?

Mark Allan markjallan at gmail.com
Fri May 9 09:30:53 EDT 2014


Hi Joel,

I fully understand the frustration of sending out beta/RC builds for testing, receiving no feedback, and then getting bug reports *after* release.  It happens to me as well, so I simply don't do the RC thing for smaller releases, but I do for the bigger updates - and I think including a new reliance on a 3rd party library would probably count as a "bigger update".

Now, I know I can checkout the current git code and test that, but I'm certainly not going to do that on a regular basis, just on spec that a release might be around the corner.

If RCs were to be announced, I would definitely download it to test.  When I build ClamAV, I usually do it for distribution, so I currently run my own tests against OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, and 10.9.  I would be happy to include a test suite of your own as well.

For what it's worth 'make check' only ever runs 6 tests for me - all 6 pass, 7 get skipped.  Is there a more thorough integration test I could run for you?

Mark

On 9 May 2014, at 01:36 pm, Joel Esler (jesler) <jesler at cisco.com> wrote:

> Mark,
> 
> We found an internal issue with only the Windows build of ClamAV containing some debug code in a certain situation, so we had to correct that.
> 
> We used to do RCs for ClamAV, but we rarely heard any feedback during the RC, and then we’d get bug reports when we did the actual release.
> 
> If we could get a dedicated group of people to commit to testing an RC/Beta, etc, we could start doing it again.
> 
> --
> Joel Esler
> Open Source Manager
> Threat Intelligence Team Lead
> Vulnerability Research Team
> 
> On May 8, 2014, at 12:30 PM, Mark Allan <markjallan at gmail.com<mailto:markjallan at gmail.com>> wrote:
> 
> Hi all,
> 
> Given the (as yet undisclosed) problems with 0.98.2 and its subsequent pulling, and the release of 0.98.3 which followed shortly thereafter and which also appears to be problematic for some, might it be worth considering reinstating Release Candidates again?
> 
> If an announcement had been made either via the blog or this mailing list, it would allow people to test and find these issues before they hit the general public.
> 
> Just a thought.  Not sure what anyone else thinks about this, or why the RC announcements/builds stopped in the first place.
> 
> Cheers,
> Mark
> 
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