Subject: Re: Tracking Prevalance of Bugs
To: David Maxwell <>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
List: current-users
Date: 05/02/1999 15:33:23
In message <>,David Maxwell writes:

>On Sun, May 02, 1999 at 06:02:03PM -0400, Curt Sampson wrote:
>> One of the things I've realised during the release process for 1.4
>> is that we don't really have a way of tracking how many people are
>> affected or likely to be affected by a particular bug. 
>> Unfortuantely, I don't have a solution for this at the moment. I'm
>> just opening up this topic to see if anyone here has any thoughts
>> on better ways to approach this problem.

This is a  sampling problem.

When you combine it with the fact that we dont have a good idea of how
many people are acutally running NetBSD at all, let alone on a given
hardware/firmware/BIOS/PROM level, I think it becomes intractable.