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Blog Archive for robogeek during October 2006

Saw Is Sun's Bug Fixing Policy a Failure or Success? which refers to Horrible JComboBox regression in b99 with WindowsXP L&F ... There's a whole lot to this discussion to consider. What I want to talk about is the difficulty of finding bugs in rendering graphics (like a GUI). I've written on this topic before: Automated visual verification is hard This regression is an example of the...
Recently my friend Ed Bennett died. I'd lost track of him, and it was interesting that I learned about his death because of a comment left for me on this blog. He and I had in the 1980's led an open source project which I've written about before. Over the weekend a memorial service was held for him, and I learned something which is intriguing me. Ed was quadrapalegic due to a skiing accident...