Posted May 3, 2007 9:54 UTC (Thu) by ekj
In reply to: a question
Parent article: A tale of two release cycles
A regression is a subclass of bug. All regressions are bugs, but not all bugs are regressions.
A regression is when something fails to work that used to work previously.
That is bad -- because it causes stuff that used to work to stop working, which annoys users.
It's usually less bad to ship a program with something non-working that *never* worked. Sure it's a bug, but if the users where OK with the last version of the program, they'll be ok with this one too.
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