How does the Ubuntu team assure that bugs don't appear again?

by guettli   Last Updated October 04, 2015 10:01 AM

How does the Ubuntu team assure that bugs don't appear again?

I have seen it several times. A package is unusable after installing.

Yes, sometimes the bugs get fixed very fast.

But I see no effort to improve the automated testing, so that the bug won't appear again.

Here are two examples which affected me during the last two weeks:

There are more examples, but listing them is not part of the question.

One comment of the vsftp bug page:

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

OK, but "testing" in the above quote is manual testing.

To ensure quality automated testing is needed.

For me manual testing is wasting time. On the other hand, building automated tests does ensure quality.

Here again the question:

How does the Ubuntu team assure that bugs don't appear again?



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