Memory Leak on export png????
luis at anachreon.co.uk
Wed Mar 21 19:40:42 EDT 2007
That implies that the release of the purchased versions of RunRev
On 21 Mar 2007, at 16:01, Dave wrote:
> On 21 Mar 2007, at 15:28, Richard Gaskin wrote:
>> Dave wrote:
>>> If I were selling a product like RunRev and I did not have the
>>> resources to test it on all the Platforms it shipped on, then I
>>> would say that in all my advertising and on my web site etc.
>>> etc. etc. What I wouldn't do is to not say a word anywhere and
>>> continue to advertise like all platforms are fully tested. To me
>>> that is dishonest and unprofessional.
>> I suppose it would be, but that has nothing to do with what I wrote.
>> Let me refresh your memory:
>> I'm glad you recognize that it's up to us to test
>> the specific implementations we use Rev for. The
>> combinatorial explosion of all possible uses would
>> make it impossible for RunRev to do that.
> We are talking at cross purposes. Let me refresh your memory:
>> Dave wrote:
>>> All I know is that if I were to write something like this (a
>>> file/ image data exporter) then once I'd got it working past the
>>> the point where I could write an image file in all the different
>>> formats then I'd run a soak test on it and let it run for
>>> *loads* of (like 10,000 +) of iterations and I would have checked
>>> that memory was being released. In fact I wrote an external
>>> command module that does something similar (it analyzes movie
>>> frames) and I *did* soak test it and I *did* find memory leaks.
>>> For me, this is software engineering 101.
>> Richard wrote:
>> And it turns out that you did write an image exporter, and did run
>> it through a soak test. Good job.
> You are talking about beta testing, I was talking about testing
> your code after developing it. As an example:
> I wrote a module that does things with movies and/or images. There
> are two parts to this, the RunRev "Test" Script and the C/C++
> External. Since I am working with Movies and Images, this means
> there is a lot of memory being allocated and therefore a chance
> that a memory leak will occur. Over a period of a day or two I
> develop the C/C++ code and the Test Script together. At some point
> I get to the stage where I am Read/Writing/Analyzing a Movie/Image.
> As soon as I get to this stage, I then soak test the C/C++ Command
> Handler. I do this by testing it processing many thousands (like
> 10,000+) of Movies/Files.
> What I was saying is that the code I wrote was very similar to the
> "export snapshot" command both in terms of usage (it uses a lot
> RAM) and in terms of development both have a C/C++ core and a
> RunRev script.
> Obviously this type of testing wasn't performed on the export
> snapshot command. That was what I meant. In my case it was for Mac
> only, but in the past I have developed both for Mac and Windows and
> in the case I would soak test it on Mac and at least one version of
> Windows before checking it in and before it even got as far as QA
> and Beta Testing.
>> Your comment about expecting payment for testing was equally snarky:
>>>> RunRev can help by having Beta cycles whose length is more in
>>>> keeping with industry norms, but the actual testing can't be
>>>> done by them; there are just too many possibilities.
>>> I'd be happy to test it for them. How much are they paying?
> Not sure what snarky means!
> As I said I wasn't talking about beta testing, I was talking about
> first level soak testing after you have got a part of your code
> working. In the case where I don't have enough time to do this
> myself I employ someone I trust and have worked with in the past to
> do it.
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