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Re: Request for a version/ revision/ release number for the whole Cygwin release/ distribution

Gary R. Van Sickle wrote:
No, test development should be done by people not involved with the
development of the software under test, or you have a conflict of interest.

Not entirely true. There's "whitebox" testing -- where knowledge of internals is used to craft the test; this is often done by the developer(s). Then there's "blackbox" testing -- where only the External Interface documentation is used to design the test; this is where the developer(s) should not be involved.

Both are useful.

But that's a side issue. On the main topic of this thread, I'm agnostic. If somebody wants to do it, all well and good. If their tests reveal bugs in my packages, I will apply any patches they generate. But I don't have the time or desire to spearhead -- or even participate -- in this effort; my hands are full right now with enough cygwin tasks...


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