Logseq - development strategy and quality control

Logseq is a powerful and versatile software that covers a wide range of features and combinations, making it difficult to ensure that all potential issues are identified during testing. To improve the quality of our releases, Logseq has implemented a variety of strategies aimed at identifying and addressing potential bugs before they reach the public.

Testing Strategies

One of the main strategies that Logseq uses to improve the quality of releases is the implementation of thorough testing. This includes:

  • Unit-testing: These tests focus on individual units of code, such as functions and methods, to ensure they work as expected.
  • Automatic end-to-end testing: These tests simulate real-world scenarios and test the software’s overall functionality.
  • Continuous Integration (CI): By integrating and testing code changes frequently, we can quickly identify and fix potential issues.

By continuously adding tests for the software’s GUI, Logseq developers are able to identify potential issues before they reach the public.

Nightly Builds

Another strategy that Logseq uses to improve the quality of releases is the use of nightly builds. The nightly build is a daily build of the master branch, which serves as a way for alpha testers to identify potential bugs the day before a release. If a bug is found in a nightly build, Logseq has a light process in place to quickly patch the bug without delaying the release.

Versioning

It’s worth noting that Logseq’s versioning system may differ from the Semantic Versioning (SEMVER) standard before reaching version 1.0.0.

Summary

It’s important to note that there is always a trade-off between speed of development and stability in software development. Logseq understands this, and while we strive to improve the quality of releases, we also need to balance that with the cost of development.
Logseq is committed to improving the quality of our releases by implementing thorough testing strategies and utilizing nightly builds. We are continuously working to strike a balance and deliver the best possible software experience to users.

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