So much activity



  • redmine.pfsense.org has had a flurry of activity and pretty much no bugs getting closed. Makes me excited for what's in store.



  • Makes me excited for what's in store.

    These are a load of "bootstrap" things that did not get done correctly as each GUI-page code was converted to bootstrap. What worries me is that there will be a pile of little things (tricky input validation…) that have been fixed or enhanced in master over the last [months|years] that will get missed in the integration of bootstrap to master. Some of those things will not be obvious at first - e.g. they protect against unusual combinations of invalid data entry that most people do not try anyway, so it will not blow up immediately.

    There are also lots of ones where copy/paste has been done and the necessary changes after copy/paste were not done right/consistent. It is a shame that a lot of time has to go into people testing, reporting the "dumb" little things, them being fixed, then test again to make sure it is good. Slower and careful coding in the first place is usually more efficient in the long term than quick cut/paste/save/bang/done/onto the next thing.

    Let's see how it goes - right now I do not feel like fixing again all the little bugs I have already fixed in the 2.2.* releases  :-\


  • Banned

    @phil.davis:

    What worries me is that there will be a pile of little things (tricky input validation…) that have been fixed or enhanced in master over the last [months|years] that will get missed in the integration of bootstrap to master. Some of those things will not be obvious at first - e.g. they protect against unusual combinations of invalid data entry that most people do not try anyway, so it will not blow up immediately.

    There are also lots of ones where copy/paste has been done and the necessary changes after copy/paste were not done right/consistent. It is a shame that a lot of time has to go into people testing, reporting the "dumb" little things, them being fixed, then test again to make sure it is good. Slower and careful coding in the first place is usually more efficient in the long term than quick cut/paste/save/bang/done/onto the next thing.

    Hmmm indeed, reading Redmine is rather scary these days…  ??? :-\