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  • A swarm of iOS 13 bugs lead Apple to change the way it’s testing iOS 14. Will it work?

    Posted on November 22nd, 2019 at 06:39 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    I bet it doesn’t.

    Paul Thurrot has a succinct tweet:

    If anything, the iOS 13 buggy patch saga is worse than Microsoft’s — a development I would’ve thought impossible just a couple of years ago.

    Mark Gurman at Bloomberg published an article yesterday that explains how Federighi is going to make iOS 14 development better.  How?

    The new approach calls for Apple’s development teams to ensure that test versions, known as “daily builds,” of future software updates disable unfinished or buggy features by default. Testers will then have the option to selectively enable those features, via a new internal process and settings menu dubbed Flags, allowing them to isolate the impact of each individual addition on the system.

    Pshaw. I’d be willing to bet that this approach will create even more confusion – and fewer results – than Microsoft’s much-maligned “Insider” marketing beta approach.

    What ever happened to dedicated testing, by a well-funded team of professionals?