in reply to Re^2: Small incremental releases are good!
in thread Small incremental releases are good!
# Incremental releases means that you can practice your QA and integration tasks more if you wish. People get better with practice.
# Incremental releases mean more bug fixes are available sooner. The sooner I get a bug fix the more time I have for integration and regression testing. More time is good.
# Incremental releases mean you get more opportunities to re-prioritise. You can lobby to get the patches that are more important to you done earlier.
# Small releases are easier to schedule, so are more likely to come out on time - making the work of QA and integration people much easier to plan.
Nooooooooooo! If you change your code, then you need to test all the parts it touches. That means every nook and crany has to be looked at over and over. A big PITA. Incremental or long term releases (1 month, 2 months.. whatever) resolves the same # of bugs. If you can accumulate an amount of bugs over a month or over 30 seperate days, fixing them on schedule, you fix the same amount of bugs. Smaller releases are easy to schedule for the developer and QA, but it doesn't mean qa et al will be able to turn around in a day. If a release takes QA a week to test minimally, trying to squash it to a day or two only hurts them.
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