> Shuttleworth contends that it is releases, rather than features, that bring attention to
Well, as the Gnome project is starting to demonstrate, releases without features don't
generate much attention either. If Conduit, Soylent, or some other nifty project doesn't land
soon, Gnome releases could become downright dry.
Unit testing a GUI app doesn't test enough to be useful. Functional testing would be good
("can the Pidgin executable connect to a mock Jabber server and send and receive messages?")
but GUI testing tools are still awfully immature (whatever happened to Dogtail)? Good testing
is hard, and GUIs make it much harder. Can Shuttleworth point to procedures to reliably and
maintainably test a GUI app? AFAIK, this doesn't exist yet.