regression vs bug
Posted May 3, 2007 17:40 UTC (Thu) by giraffedata
In reply to: a question
Parent article: A tale of two release cycles
To be precise, you have to call what we're discussing here a "regression bug." Because there are regressions that are not bugs. A bug is where the product does not work as designed. Sometimes you design a release to lack functions the previous release had, so the release contains a regression, but not a bug.
Design regressions cause all the same damage as regression bugs (breaks expectations, causes people not to "upgrade"), but the process for eliminating them is entirely different.
BTW, "regression" is from the Latin for "to step back."
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