On 09/11/13 10:29 AM, Ian Malone wrote:
Possibly the process needs a bit of revision. For the Jam spin we
tested RCs for both alpha and beta about halfway through the process
for both. However a change caused the compose to start failing during
the cycle of beta RCs. It was spotted and Brendan fixed it quite
quickly, but none of the testing on the spin could pick up that this
would happen and we only spotted it by luck basically. Either outcome
if it had been missed would have been unfortunate: either passed as
okay simply because it was on the test wall or dropped because no-one
who could do anything about it knew it wasn't composing. It seems the
design spin on the other hand got unlucky.
I thoroughly run every TC of Design Suite using both Virtualizer and
USB. For the rare time, it was really boring with successful composing,
I was about to declare ready but timely announcement occurred before I
got the chance to update the status. I will adopt your approach to avoid
such confusion in a near future.