[racket] Prince Kuhio Day Failure Followup

From: Rüdiger Asche (rac at ruediger-asche.de)
Date: Mon Apr 2 13:26:55 EDT 2012

wow. to be able to actuallay invest development resources on stability tests 
of easter eggs - well, the most positive way to look at it is that the rest 
of the system is so stable that it doesn't require any more development 
resources. I'll be happy to assume that that is the case! ;-)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robby Findler" <robby at eecs.northwestern.edu>
To: "Racket Users" <users at racket-lang.org>
Sent: Monday, April 02, 2012 7:08 PM
Subject: [racket] Prince Kuhio Day Failure Followup

> In order to avoid problems similar to the failure that caused
> DrRacket to fail to start up on 3/26, we've added new tests to
> DrRacket. DrDr (http://drdr.racket-lang.org) will now, after
> every push, run a script to start up DrRacket multiple times,
> once for each different easter egg splash screen. The script sets
> up a mode that causes the splash screen to think that today is
> one of those special days and then the script checks that
> DrRacket started up properly (You can try this yourself by
> running collects/tests/drracket/easter-egg.rkt from the git
> version of Racket.)
> Also, as we prepare for each release, we'll start up DrRacket 366
> times, once for each day in the coming year. This we'll do via warp
> (http://www.research.att.com/~gsf/warp/warp.html), so we can be
> sure that there are no lurking bugs on other days. (Unlike this
> test, the DrDr-based test is purely Racket-based.) Thanks to
> Brian Mastenbrook for help getting warp+racket going.
> Finally, we realize that our users rely on Racket and DrRacket to
> work for them. We take this responsibility seriously and are working
> to avoid problems like this going forward.
> Robby, on behalf of the Racket developers
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