As I write this, the count on my new fixes branch is 84. On the now 4-patch divergent dev, a trial merge into the fixes branch raises that to 89. (To be entirely fair, I was the committer of the revisions that caused the jump.)
There is a lesson here about test discipline. Once you get out of the mindset of making every mainline rev pass all tests, it's hard to get back in. For quite a while my fix strategy has been a little lax.
- If it's small, and I don't think it does much, don't bother testing.
- For large changes, make sure the failure count doesn't jump above 100.
- Whatever, just make sure my development site (which doesn't even use continuations yet) works.
I think the failure with c6dc18-test-fixes was not providing public feedback about how the failure counts were diverging between branches. Now I have scripts that merge, test, and compare test results on two branches, so I can generate all the useless statistics I like.