Acyd Burn wrote:
Heh, the number of bugs is expectionally low compared to the previous betas. If the real bugs fixed reaches 500+ then we can think about changing plans. At the moment there is no reason to believe in a beta6 release or to not believe on an RC release.
there is an alternative way to view this.
in a way, by not quickly submitting bug-fixes, the devs, effectively, stem the flow of bug-reports.
for us, testers, the "reward" for our effort of discovering and reporting bugs is to see those bugs fixed.
when bug reports are lying a long time with a "not reviewed" status, it's a deterrent from reporting more bugs.
so, acyd, if you want to see the flow of bug-reports into the pool resumed, this pool has to be drained.
(of course, if many of the bugs are closed with a "not a bug" status, this is also not a huge motivator for the tester... )