Definition of "Stable Enough To Release" for 8.2.0

Sameer Verma sverma at
Wed Jul 23 20:33:28 EDT 2008

Richard A. Smith wrote:
> Greg Smith wrote:
>> 3 - Cursor control the same, including number of XOs where it moves
>> without input or moves without correlation to finger on touchpad
>> 13 - No new cases where the cursor stops responding (AKA hangs) for more
>> than 30 seconds.
> These 2 are going to be really hard to quantify in hard yes or no terms. 
>   We can't reproduce the problem with any regularity.  Without a 
> repeatable method of causing the various failure modes the best we can 
> get is the overall feeling of "goodness" from the testers.
This is why its important to use a scoring method to assess "Stable 
enough to release". Many variables that influence the readiness of the 
release will not be binary (0/1 or yes/no). Its better to score on a 
wider scale (1 to 10 or 1 to 100) and then weight it so that different 
variables weigh in differently and give us a composite score.


Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Information Systems
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132 USA

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