As a former developer and software engineer, I do know that delivering a 100% bug free software is just a dream. However, when I see the kind of bugs that are reaching the public release level in Lightroom, I doubt about the existence of a QA dpt. at Adobe.
I'm not talking about bugs that are difficult to detect, that appear only under certain circumstances or on certain hardware configurations. I'm talking about bugs that are immediately visible by everyone when using the new or modified features of a product.
LR 7.3 introduces a new way of managing and using presets and profiles. Very nice. So that's the first things that the QA dpt. should test. If they had, they should have seen that :
- preset management commands like Rename and others have disappeared for folders
- sorting is just a mess
- presets, profiles and leftovers are spread over our disks without any consistency
- etc. (just read the numerous reports about these problems)
You launch LR 7.3 for the first time in order to test the new Profile/Preset features and you see that immediately.
How can a QA dpt. manage to let these obvious bugs bubble up to the public release ? I'm really curious.
Or are we the QA dpt. ?