Back-tracking \'Escaped\' bugs
Just wondering how far back most most testers go back in builds or releases to find when a feature/function broke.
Thyrough my years of testing, I've always learnt that when a bug has been detected, retest that bug in the previous release to see if it was there also. If it was, and no one has complained, then the severity can be lowered, if it wasn't in the previous release, then it broke in one of the current builds. These days when I read many posts, I get the impression that most people do not follow these steps. What steps do you follow?
Re: Back-tracking \'Escaped\' bugs
I usually try to determine when a bug was introduced. I tend to go back as far as necessary.
I have two goals. First is to help determine the priority (similar to what you have indicated). The second goal is to help determine how it got introduced and how it got missed in testing, in order to do better going forward.