[FoRK] Testing for Mac's

Eugen Leitl eugen
Fri Dec 30 15:03:16 PST 2005


On Fri, Dec 30, 2005 at 03:06:12PM -0800, Reza B'Far wrote:

> Can one expect FF to have 99.99% identical behavior on Windows, Linux, and
> Mac?

Negative, of course. Have you not witnessed the horror that is Apple's Java
on OS X? (And nevermind that there's no Flash for x86_64)?

If you draw a testing matrix, OS browser and plugins are all independant
degrees of freedom. If you don't treat them that way, you're guaranteed
to get a nasty surprise, sooner, or later.

Of course this makes testing/QA really expensive real quick. It is only
prudent to relay These costs to customers who're asking for more platform
support. (Strangely enough, if said customers are confronted with the 
actual cost estimates, they quickly STFU, and cut back the supported platform
list to the bare minimum). 



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