On 30/03/2014 17:22, fwierzbicki@gmail.com wrote:

On Sun, Mar 30, 2014 at 4:21 AM, Jeff Allen <ja.py@farowl.co.uk> wrote:
 
Should we have failing tests in (even) a beta release? I'd feel happier about inserting skips if I knew there was a "FIXME thermometer" somewhere that would move me to treat the underlying causes.
We really shouldn't have failing tests in beta releases - but since it's been a year since beta1 and there are so many improvements I thought it was a good idea to just do it and fix things up by beta3 (I hope).
The question I was really asking was should I be adding skips to failing tests. At the moment I don't because they annoy me into doing something, but I should perhaps use something like jython -m test.regrtest -v | grep FIXME as my "thermometer".

On a related issue, do you have some sort of named branch where you pull together 2.7b2 making it ok for us to push change sets as usual to default? Not that I know how to make such a branch, but I'm reminded of this on python-dev:
https://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2014-February/132397.html

Jeff