[spambayes-dev] Broken reference to oe_mailbox?
dave at boostpro.com
Sun Jan 25 16:34:44 CET 2009
on Sun Jan 25 2009, skip-AT-pobox.com wrote:
> Dave> I'm very grateful for everything that the SpamBayes project has
> Dave> done for me, but finding these two things today does make me
> Dave> wonder whether the procedure for checkins and/or testing could be
> Dave> improved.
> At this point SpamBayes is a fairly large collection of separate
> applications. Most people use just one, the Outlook plugin. Almost nobody
> uses more than one. Writing test cases to properly test the POP3 proxy,
> IMAP filter and the Notes filter (should that simply be deleted?) would
> require a fair amount of scaffolding. At minimum you'd need stub
> implementations of the various kinds of protocol servers.
You could always test them with real servers. It's imperfect but
> The core classifier should be fairly well-tested by the daily use it
Except that the %x bug somehow got loose.
> It was easier to assume that bugs got squashed quickly when there were
> several active developers who could operate from the Subversion
> repository. With basically just me as the lone person making any code
> changes and running from Subversion there is much less likelihood of
> flushing out dumb bugs.
If I'd had commit access I'd have been able to nail those two. Probably
wouldn't have stopped me from posting as well, though. :-)
My SF userid is david_abrahams, should you decide to add me. I can
think of one other person who might also be willing to help.
> That said, I agree that SpamBayes needs some formal test framework.
Well, you could start by just trying to load all the modules ;-)
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